“Nanotechnology and the Biobased Economy” by Dr. Wim J. Staal, Guest Professor Bio Nanotechnology at Fachhochschule Bonn, Germany In the field of nanotechnology we can learn a lot from nature. Well-known applications are ‘the Lotus effect’ or self cleaning and the ‘the Gecko walking ‘ adhesion without glue. In the field of energy, solar cells are made based on grass clippings and a nano catalist is made to transform biomass in oil. Nanotechnology will be in the future a key factor in the transfer to the Biobased Economy.
From 12h00 onwards, you can join the network room 2C-08 for further discussion on sustainability & food.
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