Biomimicry and the environment: knowledge to better protect
1 in 8 species, animal or vegetable, is threatened with imminent extinction and 92%of the world's population breathe too polluted air. The causes ? Pollution, destruction of nature and global warming. It has become essential to reverse this trend and to find solutions for decarbonization, pollution and use of eco-responsible materials to preserve our environment.
The world's growing population and the general rise in the level of comfort of populations have a very strong impact on our environment. This situation generates a very strong and continuous increase in demand and therefore its corollary, the production: more electricity, gasoline, food, housing, electronic devices…
The enlargement of the cities and the concretization engender the soil artificialization and the destruction of natural habitats to which intensive agriculture contributes just as much. Cities and factories generate pollution: air pollution with the emission of greenhouse gases and fine particles, water pollution through the discharge of toxic products and plastic waste and grounds pollution with insufficient treatment of hazardous waste from factories and treatment plants.
The stakes are high to meet the growing needs of the population while preserving the environment. Biomimicry is a research and development approach that consists of drawing inspiration from the ingenuity of living organisms to meet the needs of industries. It's about a relevant solution to develop effective technologies and strategies to protect our environment.
Biomimicry and environment:
Bioxegy helps you discover the incredible solutions that living organisms can provide to meet these challenges.
Through evolutionary mechanisms, living things are the result of 3.8 billion years of R&D and innovation. Currently living beings are therefore endowed with extraordinary capacities of adaptation, performance and inspiration.
The living has been able to colonize its environment and adapt to it: nature is therefore very effective in responding to various challenges, in particular the management of flows, waste, depollution, or the recycling of resources.
Living organisms can inspire technologies, methods or strategies in several ways: by reproducing complex and unique mechanisms and structures, or by transposing natural behaviors and strategies. And the possibilities are endless!
For example, the use of bio-sourced, recyclable or biodegradable materials is a first step towards sobriety and preservation of the environment. The capture of CO2 by natural chemical reactions or the depollution of soils by plants and fungi are all solutions that nature can offer. We can also draw inspiration from insect colonies or certain amoebas, for example, to develop resilient waste management or optimized transport networks.
Examples of technical fields related to the preservation of the environment for which biomimicry is relevant:
Filtration and Depollution
Water transport and management
Saving or generating energy
Flow management and optimization