The Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz has just delivered a double novelty to the scientific world: nanocarriers made of “waste”, which release drugs in a way that cured a plant disease for the first time.
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, announced today the launch of a loans package of nearly EUR 1 billion for agriculture and the bioeconomy. The sum will be matched by the implementing financial institutions, thereby mobilizing close to EUR 2 billion of long-term financing for companies in the sector.
On 24 April, BIOrescue partner CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain), represented by Goizeder Barberena Ibañez, introduced its activities and results at the Third forum for Agricultural Biotechnology in Madrid.
Enzymes’ performance has a great impact on the overall time and cost of the biomass conversion. In BIOrescue, Finnish company MetGen developed more efficient enzymes to accelerate chemical reactions and reduce the cost of the process.