Food for Future Mobility


Researchers from the Max Planck Institutes Mühlheim (Germany) are working together with Prof. Walter Leitner on the production of biofuels made of energy crops such as grain that can be used simultaneously for food and fuel production. In contrast to first generation biofuels which are in direct competition with food production, these second generation low-emission and economically competitive products can be produced from organic materials that are not suitable for food such as straw or waste from tree care work. The magazine of the Max Planck Society "Max Planck Forschung" recently published a detailed article on the approaches, processes and challenges. Their podcast episode "Wirtschaft auf dem grünen Zweig" also takes up the topic.