- The barley inflorescence, called spike, is crucial for grain yield
formation. Therefore, it is of great importance to better understand the processes of spike
and spikelet development. This also involves the question how individual genes for barley
spike formation interact. In a long-standing research project, an international research team
led by the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) has therefore
used lasers to excise and analyse the finest tissue parts involved in barley spikelet organ
formation. The results are of immense importance for further comparative studies among
other grass or cereal crops and have recently been published in the journal Science
25.03.2021 MECOTEC Group from Germany delivers High-Tech Container MCF-8 for the transport and safe deep freeze cold storage at -20°C (-4°F) to - 80°C (-112°F) for Covid-19 Vaccines to the PhilippinesPresentation of the first mobile hybrid container MCF-8 in the presence of the Minister for Economics, Science and Digitization of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, and the Deputy Ambassador Chief of Mission Ms. Lillibeth V. Pono of the Philippines in Germany
- Chemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a way to integrate liquids directly into materials during the 3D printing process. This allows, for example, active medical agents to be incorporated into pharmaceutical products or luminous liquids to be integrated into materials, which allow monitoring of damage. The study was published in "Advanced Materials Technologies".
- A “run-of-the-river” hydroelectric power station, photovoltaic installation, and battery storage system have been combined to provide facilities in the Patagonia National Park with electricity from renewable energy sources. The park is part of one of the most important nature conservation projects in the world. It was established by the founder of North Face, Douglas Tompkins, and his wife Kristine, previously CEO of the outdoor clothing company Patagonia. The aim of their foundation, Tompkins Conservation, is to rewild the region after decades of heavy overgrazing and desertification.
- Merseburg, 04 September 2020 – Today, APK AG – an innovative plastic recycling company from Merseburg, Germany – received the innovation award at eREC, the digital recycling conference. ‘We thank the eREC organisers very much for acknowledging the game-changing contribution APK’s Newcycling® technology delivers to high-quality recycling of complex, flexible plastics packaging waste streams’, says Klaus Wohnig, CEO of APK AG.
26.08.2020 With PM3 progroup will be operating one of the world’s largest and most modern paper factoriesFollowing a record-breaking construction and assembly time of just 18 months, Progroup’s new high-tech paper factory PM3 in Sandersdorf-Brehna is starting to operate.
10.07.2020 Sites decision: Meyer Burger wants to establish its own production of solar cells and solar modules in Saxony-Anhalt and SaxonyMeyer Burger selects traditional solar sites in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Saxony-Anhalt)
- During the last weeks and months, the BioEconomy e. V. worked closely with the State Chancellery of Saxony-Anhalt on the project to establish the model region BioEconomy. One of the main topics was the planning of a BioEconomy Hub (central node of the bioeconomy) in Leuna.
03.07.2020 What Comes After the Phase-Out of Coal? The University of Halle Founds the Institute for Structural Change and BiodiversityThe University of Halle Founds the Institute for Structural Change and Biodiversity
- Groundbreaking ceremony for the extension of InfraLeuna’s GuD2 power plant