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Ladies and gentlemen,


the Science Year 2020 - Bioeconomy has got off to a successful start. There are numerous interesting contributions nationwide, many of them on the Internet. In this newsletter we present two contributions from Core Groups of the BioSC.


At the beginning of the year 2020, the BioSC focused on the topic of raw material sources and their implementation in a sustainable recycling economy. Two BioSC events dealt with how such diverse and heterogeneous raw materials as biomass, CO2 and plastic waste can be chemically and biotechnologically broken down and then processed into new high-quality materials and chemicals. From the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University, we present examples of the use of new materials in the textile industry. And finally, we would like to highlight the first three SEED FUND 2.0 projects that were completed in phase 2 of the NRW strategy project BioSC.


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Science Year 2020 - Bioeconomy: The BioSC is participating

The Science Year 2020 - Bioeconomy has got off to a successful start. There are numerous exciting contributions nationwide, especially on the Internet. Core groups of the BioSC are also participating.

SEED FUND 2.0: First projects completed

In 2018 and 2019 there were SEED FUND calls within the framework of phase 2 of the NRW strategy project BioSC. The OPEN Calls were without thematic restrictions while the LINK calls focused on topics related to the FocusLabs. A total of 10 projects were selected. The first three SEED FUND 2.0 OPEN projects were completed at the end of 2019 after a one-year term.

7th BioSC Spotlight: Modular biotransformations in a circular bioeconomy

The 7th BioSC Spotlight took place at RWTH Aachen University on 5th February. Scientists from different disciplines discussed challenges and new developments for the production of materials and chemicals from the heterogeneous raw materials of a circular economy.

BioSC Workshop „Closing Cycles in the Plastics Bioeconomy”

A BioSC workshop on the recycling of plastic waste was held in Aachen on 10th February. 45 scientists and entrepreneurs discussed different aspects of the topic ranging from depolymerisation to biotechnological and chemical conversion as well as the quantification of microplastics.

Textile value creation in a sustainable bioeconomy

The textile and clothing industry is the third largest economic sector worldwide and the second largest consumer industry in Germany after the food industry. It is heavily dependent on oil. The Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University conducts research on innovative approaches and processes for the use of natural and synthetic fibres from renewable resources.

Events and calls

Save the date: The 5th International BioSC Symposium is planned for 16 and 17 November 2020 in Berlin, in the run-up to the 3rd Global Bioeconomy Summit.

Further information on dates and calls for proposals can be found here.

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