Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy
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Sustainable bioeconomy

The bioeconomy includes all economic sectors of production, processing and use of biological resources for the manufacture of food and feed, bio-based resources and bioenergy. As a knowledge-based bioeconomy, sustainable use of limited resources must be achieved and solutions for societal challenges such as adapting to climate change must be developed through integrated application of knowledge about biological resources and processes.

 

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Sustainable bioeconomy

The bioeconomy includes all economic sectors of production, processing and use of biological resources for the manufacture of food and feed, bio-based resources and bioenergy. As a knowledge-based bioeconomy, sustainable use of limited resources must be achieved and solutions for societal challenges such as adapting to climate change must be developed through integrated application of knowledge about biological resources and processes.

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Sustainable bioeconomy

The bioeconomy includes all economic sectors of production, processing and use of biological resources for the manufacture of food and feed, bio-based resources and bioenergy. As a knowledge-based bioeconomy, sustainable use of limited resources must be achieved and solutions for societal challenges such as adapting to climate change must be developed through integrated application of knowledge about biological resources and processes.

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The Bioeconomy Science Center

The RWTH Aachen, the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, the Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn and the Jülich Research Center already have outstanding research activities in numerous theme areas of bioeconomy and hence create an excellent research landscape within a strong bioeconomy-oriented industrial environment in NRW. Based on a joint strategy and the involvement of existing scientific networks and collaborations, the universities and the Jülich Research Center have developed a concept in which all relevant science branches are represented in a unique competence center – the Bioeconomy Science Center – in NRW to provide biomass and bio-based products and processes.

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The NRW strategy project BioSC

With the NRW strategy project BioSC, the BioSC is receiving more than 58 million euros over three funding phases from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to investigate means to achieving an integrated bioeconomy and to develop new bio-based technologies and products over the next ten years.

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Contact persons

The BioSC office coordinates a wide range of administrative and organizational affairs and thus supports the further development of the growing research network in terms of both content and strategy. At the same time, the BioSC office is the contact point for scientists, graduate and other students and partners and stakeholders from politics, economy, industry, society and media from Germany and abroad.

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