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Mistra Newsletter No. 1, 2017opens in new window

THE SWEDISH FOUNDATION FOR STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH supports research of strategic importance for a good living environment and sustainable development.

Research

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20 February 2017

New results are boosting knowledge of barley: its chemical signalling system, genome and innate capacity to protect itself against pests. The PlantComMistra project, concluded five years ago, lives on.

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20 February 2017

There is now a new potato variety with a low glycaemic index. The starch it contains can be used as a raw material for biobased plastic. Research groups at SLU have, for example, produced a composite material from potato starch and wheat proteins.

Research

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20 February 2017

Most of the clothes we buy end up in the bin. Östlund wants to change that. In the Re:mix project, she is developing methods of separating nylon and elastic fibres from other textiles, in response to the growing number of garments now being made of mixed materials.

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