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Swipe to the bioeconomy future: the app to visit the exhibition online

How will we live in 2040? How will we feed ourselves? What raw materials will we use? A special exhibition at the Senckenberg Naturmuseum in Frankfurt provides insights into tomorrow's world. The exhibition was designed as part of the BioKompass project and can now be visited digitally as well using an interactive augmented reality app. Particularly interesting during corona: The app also functions at home as a virtual tour through the future of the bioeconomy.
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More local food supply or rather renouncement of consumption? Four agribusiness scenarios in 2035 show the future of food value creation - and how agriculture can help to shape it

To ensure a high quality of life, especially for future generations, it is important to preserve natural resources along the entire food value chain. A new future study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI uses four different scenarios to provide insights into how natural resources could be used in agriculture in 2035 and what role digital decision support systems can play for farmers in this context.
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Fraunhofer ISI launches online survey on "Future Battery Skills Needs"

The global battery demand will dramatically increase in the next 10 years and beyond. This will create new jobs that require specific battery knowledge and skills. But which future skills are exactly needed? To answer this question, Fraunhofer ISI in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance and the Fraunhofer Academy conducts a new online survey which addresses battery experts from industry and public organisations. The survey runs until November 30th.
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Forecast: The demand for electricity in Germany will decline until 2025 - but probably not in the long term

The reduced economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic means that the demand for electricity in Germany will decline by about six percent in 2020. If the economy recovers next year, demand will only increase by five percent according to a forecast by Fraunhofer ISI - and therefore will not return to pre-crisis levels, at least for some time. The decisive factors here are improved energy efficiency in every area on the one hand, and increasing demand in the sectors of transport, heating in buildings and IT on the other hand.
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