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"Plantdustrials" the annual symposium with the IHK Cologne, BioRiver e.V. and BioSC

Published: 07/20/2016

You are invited to our symposium! Plantdustrials - the connection between plant and industrial biotechnology - Fermentation, biotransformation and biocatalysis for the pharmaindustry, cosmetic- and flavourindustry The symposium is on 19th September 2016 from 4 to 7 pm at IHK Cologne Save your participation here:

Study findings on biomass potentials in the region of Krefeld and Venlo

Published: 05/12/2016

You are cordially invited! Grace us with your presence while the result presentation of the study "Study findings on biomass potentials in the region of Krefeld and Venlo". Save the date! 24.05.2016 in Krefeld, Germany

New: Production of doubled haploid plants

Published: 12/02/2015

Phytowelt diversifies its service portfolio as from November 2015. By renting fully air-conditioned and IT-controlled High-tech greenhouse facilities, the company is now able to cultivate plants under optimal, strictly regulated environments. Starting with key crops like wheat, barley and triticale, other species (rapeseed, vegetables, woody species and ornamentals) will follow soon.

Save the date: EpiTRAITS & CHIP-ET Conference on 14 and 15 January 2016 in Strasbourg, France

Published: 08/01/2015

Conference on Epigenetic & Chromatin Regulation of Plant Traits

Again Phytowelt beyond the finalists at the research and innovation award of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (central rhine region)

Published: 06/01/2014

At this year's Research and Innovation Award of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of central rhine region Phytowelt again reached the final round. With its concept of a biorefinery Phytowelt ranked among the ten best.

Phytowelt at the "World Resource Ventures" on April 8, 2014

Published: 03/13/2014

Dr. Peter Welters will speak at the Resource and Clean Technology Funding Forum World Resource Ventures in Berlin on April 8, 2014. For details on program and speakers please refer to

Phytowelt nominated for the QUERDENKER Sustainability Award

Published: 10/30/2013

"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come" is a quote by Victor Hugo, which can be found on the website of the Society of unconventional thinkers (Querdenker-Club). With more than 300,000 members this is a club, which takes the liberty to leave the beaten track in order to rethink and follow new tracks. Dr Peter Welters from Phytowelt is one of them and his company has therefore been chosen by the Querdenker-Club as one of five finalists in the category "Sustainability".

Phytowelt GreenTechnologies is part of an EU-Consortium of Biobased Industries for the establishment of biorefineries

Published: 07/10/2013

The Biobased Industries Consortium, a group of 48 large and small companies and various biotechnology organisations, has founded together with the European Commission a Public Privat Partnership to accelerate the development of biobased products in Europe by 2020.

EpiTRAITS: Phytowelt explores epigenic cell regulation as part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union

Published: 06/10/2013

Phytowelt explores epigenic cell regulation as part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union

Phytowelt ranks among the finalists for the German Economy Prize for Innovation thanks to Eppendorf technology

Published: 02/20/2013

The company Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH from Nettetal, Germany, is among the finalists competing for the German Economy Prize for Innovation 2012/2013 in the category “Midsize Companies”. The platform technology “phytodiversity” enables the fusion of plant cells for the purpose of accelerating the breeding process so that selected traits which would be difficult to obtain by other breeding methods may be transferred into plants – without the need for gene technology.

Pappelprojekt der Phytowelt erhält Auszeichnung „Innovation pro Energiewende“

Published: 08/27/2012

Das auf der Plattformtechnologie phytodiversity basierende Verfahren zur Züchtung verbesserter Pflanzen ohne Gentechnik ist vom Deutschen CleanTech Institut mit der renommierten Auszeichnung „Innovation pro Energiewende / Clean Energy Innovation“ gewürdigt worden.

Phytowelt coordinates multidisciplinary Green/White biotechnology project AELMON

Published: 02/29/2012

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of Germany has approved funding for a project of a consortium of two SMEs and two academic institutes, called AELMON.

Staatssekretär Rachel (BMBF) und Bundestagsabgeordneter Schummer überreichten der Phytowelt den Förderbescheid für das Projekt zur vereinfachten Erstellung von Hybridgerste

Published: 08/16/2011

Am Dienstag, 16.08.2011 überreichten der parlamentarische Staatssekretär Thomas Rachel vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gemeinsam mit Uwe Schummer, Bundestagsabgeordneter des Kreises Viersen, den Bewilligungsbescheid zu dem Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekt „Etablierung der Protoplastenfusion bei Gerste zur vereinfachten Erstellung von Hybridgerste“ im Rathaus der Stadt Net

Positive decision of Syngenta Flowers to continue with project GO for the next step in Phytowelt GreenTechnologies' research collaboration on challenging species

Published: 01/12/2011

Phytowelt has reached the next milestone in a collaborative research project with Syngenta Flowers on a challenging plant species.

Innovative research project for sustainable bio-production of allergen-free natural latex and rubber in cell cultures (LaKaZell) has DBU approval

Published: 09/01/2010

The German Federal Foundation for the Environment (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DBU) is promoting the innovative research project LaKaZell in the fifth application round of the ChemBioTec funding initiative.

Successful collaboration between Phytowelt and Evonik

Published: 07/01/2010

The biotech company Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH successfully collaborates with international companies such as the chemicals group, Evonik Industries, harnessing the synergy potential of interdisciplinary cooperation between microbiology and plant experts.

Final Milestone completed in Phytowelt GreenTechnologies' research collaboration with Pastoral Genomics

Published: 05/11/2010

The research collaboration between Pastoral Genomics and Phytowelt GreenTechnologies has completed its first project successfully.

First Milestone achieved in Phytowelt GreenTechnologies' research collaboration with Syngenta Flowers

Published: 02/01/2010

The research collaboration between Syngenta and Phytowelt GreenTechnologies which started in January 2009 is bearing its first fruits.

SynRg®: A cluster of 17 partners will explore the recycling of vegetable raw materials along the complete value chain

Published: 06/17/2009

As the result of a successful interdisciplinary project proposal it has once again been possible not only to show the benefits of green biotechnology, but also to lead a German research cluster with creative ideas and convincing project planning to win a research competition initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV).

Phytowelt GreenTechnologies enters into research collaboration with Syngenta Flowers

Published: 03/08/2009

Emerging trends in consumer habits, and a need to adapt to potential changes in growing climates, now place new demands on the flowers industry to shorten product cycles for cultivated plants and accelerate breeding processes.

Phytowelt unterstützt Evonik bei der Entwicklung eines biotechnologischen Verfahrens zur Herstellung von funktionalisierten Carbonsäuren durch Nutzung pflanzlicher Enzyme

Published: 11/07/2008

Das Biotechnologie-Unternehmen Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH unterstützt Evonik Industries im Rahmen eines Forschungsauftrags in der industriellen (Weißen) Biotechnologie.

GABI-PRECISE - Precision engineering of genes in barley initiated

Published: 04/08/2008

The GABI-PRECISE consortium announces cooperation for the development of precision engineering of genes. The goal of the cooperation is to introduce gene targeting technology to barley, which is the major model crop plant.

Mint-fresh Innovations from the Rhine Valley

Published: 10/19/2007

The 3rd price in the Research & Innovation Contest arranged by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce „Mittlerer Niederrhein“ awards Phytowelt for new ideas and products in the field of green biotechnology.

Phytowelt erhält grünes Licht auch für Grüne Biotechnologie

Published: 08/15/2007

Nach CliB2021 honoriert der Projektträger Jülich mit der fast zeitgleichen Bestätigung bzw. Verlängerung von Forschungsprojekten im BioChancePlus- und BioDisc-Förderprogramm des BMBFs erneut die erfolgreiche und innovative Arbeit der Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH.

CLIB2021: Green light for white biotechnology

Published: 06/19/2007

CLIB2021, the Northrhine-Westfalian Cluster of Industrial Biotechnology, has been awarded the first prize in the German research ministry competition “BioIndustry 2021”.

Phytowelt receives grant for breeding of innovative poplar varieties

Published: 05/31/2007

The German federal Agency of Renewable Resources ( is funding a project for the development of new, quick growing, hybrid poplar varieties, improving their properties for renewable energy and as raw material for the paper and chemical industries.

Impressive talk of Dr. Peter Welters on annual conference of AGD (Association for Gene Diagnostic) on September 22 and 23, 2006

Published: 10/22/2006

Dr. Peter Welters, CEO of Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH, was invited by the board of directors of AGD to give a talk on the occasion of the annual conference in Cologne on September 23, 2006. His talk was entitled “Biodiversity of Mint Plants for the Production of Renewable Substances for the Chemical Industry” and was well received by the audience.

"Gentechnik auf den Punkt gebracht" - positives Resumée zur Ausstellung "GENau" in Viersen.

Published: 10/11/2006

Mit Unterstützung des Landes NRW konnten wir als Veranstalter der ABIC2004 (Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference) im September 2004 in Köln einen großen Erfolg verzeichnen.

Die Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH organisiert Ausstellung zur Aufklärung in Fragen der Grünen Biotechnologie

Published: 08/22/2006

Die Phytowelt GreenTechnologies wird in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Köln PUB und dem Viersener Erasmus-von-Rotterdam Gymnasium zwischen dem 20. – 28. September 2006 die Ausstellung „GENau – ERASMUS stellt sich der grünen Gentechnik“ in der Aula des Gymnasiums organisieren.

Europe is still a stronghold in Plant Genome Research and Biotechnology, but profits will be gained elsewhere

Published: 08/01/2006

Plant genomics holds the promise of describing the entire genetic repertoire of plants. The exploitation of this knowledge and innovative applications in breeding and farming will lead to efficient and sustained production of food, feed, energy and industrial materials while concurrently reducing th

Phytowelt GreenTechnologies organizes workshop for the Annual International Convention BIO2006, 9-12 April in Chicago

Published: 04/01/2006

The workshop “Stem Cells in Plant Biotechnology - Industrial Use and Scientific Value” will take place April 12, 2006, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Room Number 402B, as part of the “Food and Agriculture track”.

On 1st January 2006 Phytowelt GmbH and GreenTec GmbH merged to form Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH

Published: 02/02/2006

Phytowelt GreenTechnologies was founded in January 2006 as a merger of Phytowelt GmbH and GreenTec GmbH, a spin off company of the Max Planck institute of plant breeding research in Cologne.

Phytowelt GreenTechnologies (Germany) and Pastoral Genomics (New Zealand) expanded their research alliance on forage plant species

Published: 01/31/2006

After successful cooperation in 2005, Phytowelt GreenTechnologies (Germany) and Pastoral Genomics (New Zealand) extended their work, in January 2006, on the development of ameliorated plant varieties.

Phytowelt meets with ADERLY at BioVision in Lyon

Published: 04/07/2003

Die Phytowelt GmbH wird während der diesjährigen BioVision (8-11 April 2003) der ADERLY (Agence pur le Dévelopment Economique de la Région Lyonnaise) ihren Abschlußbericht zur Studie über Standortmarketing für die Biotechnologie im Lyoner Raum vorlegen. Die ADERLY, die regionale Entwicklungsgesellsc

First meeting of the ABIC 2004 organizing committee a success.

Published: 04/04/2003

Köln wird Gastgeber der unter dem Motto „AgBiotech goes Europe“ stattfindenden ABIC2004 sein, die somit erstmals außerhalb von Kanada veranstaltet wird. Die Phytowelt GmbH ist mit der Durchführung der Konferenz beauftragt worden.

Phytowelt receives acceptance of tender to study the uses of the biodiversity of interspecific wine varieties

Published: 03/06/2003

Dr. Peter Welters, Geschäftsführer der auf Dienstleistungen im Bereich der Pflanzenbiotechnologie spezialisierten Phytowelt GmbH und Chairman der 2004 in Köln stattfindenden internationalen Konferenz zur Agrarbiotechnologie ABIC, wird am 5. Februar 2003 auf der internationalen Konferenz Biotech Indi

CEO of Phytowelt invited to speak in India.

Published: 01/17/2003

Dr. Peter Welters, Geschäftsführer der auf Dienstleistungen im Bereich der Pflanzenbiotechnologie spezialisierten Phytowelt GmbH und Chairman der 2004 in Köln stattfindenden internationalen Konferenz zur Agrarbiotechnologie ABIC, wird am 5. Februar 2003 auf der internationalen Konferenz Biotech Indi

Dr. Welters honored with the Timmermanns Medal.

Published: 12/02/2002

Mit der Matthias-Timmermanns-Medaille wurde in Leuth Dr. Peter Welters als erfolgreicher Mittelständler ausgezeichnet

ABIC (Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference) in Cologne for 2004

Published: 09/02/2002

Im September 2002 wird die vierte ABIC in Saskatchewan in Kanada stattfinden. Die ABIC ist eine der wichtigsten Konferenzen im Bereich landwirtschaftliche Biotechnologie.