siebengebirge Everything on MS “Wiesenschaft” revolves around the theme of bio-economy. Visitors can go on a research tour to 30 practical exhibitions.
The globe on the deck has a signal effect. MS “Wiesenschaft” anchored at Königswinter for three days. Below deck, visitors can go on a research tour of 30 practical exhibits. At the command bridge in the “Science Year 2020/21 – Bio-economy”: Wissenschaft im Dialogue (WiD) organization on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
A cargo ship used to transport coal and other cargo on European waterways, it is today a floating “science centre” and is powered by GTL fuel. On sunny days, the photovoltaic system on the deck supplies the exhibit with electricity.
Research institutes from across Germany represented
Exhibits come from research institutes all over Germany. The visitors learned: the bioeconomy worked with what nature provided. Detergents, cosmetics and medicines are made from mushrooms. Researchers are developing new materials from plants that will replace plastics, for example: T-shirts made from wood, furniture made from popcorn, detergent made from mushrooms or stockings made from chicory.
At one station, visitors learn how pesticides are replaced by natural odorants. The idea behind it: An economy that depends on renewable raw materials, circular economy and recycling of residual materials. Scientists are convinced that the bioeconomy will protect arable land and biodiversity and secure people’s livelihoods.
The Fraunhofer Institute is one of the exhibitors and shows new things about feed and food systems, which are being investigated in the latest innovation space “NewFood Systems”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Research. In this way, the ship’s visitors were able to find out which plants, algae, and insects provide alternatives to animal proteins.
Sustainable Protein Content Project
Fraunhofer IVV is researching this in the “Sustainable Protein Ingredients” project by NewFood Systems. Products made from sustainable proteins such as lupine milk, insect pasta and veggie burgers were presented. It takes a long time for a normal meat-potato-vegetable eater to get used to it.
Visitors also learned: “The challenge with new types of food is to recreate qualities such as the taste and mouthfeel of traditional foods.”
On board, however, not only is information about bio-based products and technologies, but ethical and political aspects are also discussed. Some school classes also took the opportunity to tour the ship. The next stop is Andernach.
science ship Still in Königswinter on Friday, September 3rd until 7pm. Information: https://ms-wissenschaft.de/de/ausstellung/tour-2021/koenigswinter. 3G only. access with
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