New Webdocumentary on Useful CO2 is online

My new interactive webdocumentary „Useful CO2 – Projects and Perspectives“ is online.

Carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning has earned a bad reputation as one of the major drivers of climate change.

But it can also turn renewable energy into sustainable fuels and chemicals.  Technology is available.

This interactive documentary offers information about projects and perspectives.

EU Bioeconomy turns tlns of €

In the European Union bioeconomy in 2013 was a trillion Euro business. 18.3 million people were employed. They generated a turnover of 2.1 trillion Euro.

Authors of nova-Institut GmbH (Hürth, Germany) have generated the data on behalf of the Bio-based Industries consortium (BIC). In a press release Nova-Institut explains, that it used Eurostat as the main source of data for all sectors of bio-economy. Read more

Insectmeal is a new feed for farmed fish

Overfishing of oceans is a problem for aquaculture or fish farming as well: Many farmed fish is fed with fishmeal – made of fish caught by deep-sea fishing. Meal made from maggots may replace fishmeal. In the European Union however insectmeal, like most of all animal protein, currently must not be used in feed for farmed animals in nearly any European countries. But the European Food Safety Agency recently Read more

Video-Interview: Fuels made of CO2 may substitute fossil fuels, fossil feedstock for chemicals and polymers, expert says.

Button mit der Aufschrift: I love CO2


Carbon Dioxide may be the feedstock for fuels, chemicals and polymers, Michael Carus of Nova-Institut, Hürth, Germany explains in a video-interview.

There could be enough renewable energy to switch from fossil based to CO2-based economy. The interview has been recorded during an international conference in Essen, Germany in September 2015.

Marine pollution by microparticles from cosmetics may be avoided easily

Most litter in the oceans is plastic waste. This is not only bottles and bags swimming at the surface, visible to the human eye. There are also very small pieces of plastic floating in the water. These so-called microparticles are between 1/1000 mm and 5 mm in diameter.

Microparticles maybe harmful for marine organisms.

E.g., they may disturb digestion, release substances which act as hormones in the organism or accumulate harmful substances. Once integrated Read more

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