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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy
16.05.2022

Presentation of the Christian Patermann Award 2022 to Sandra Venghaus and Till Tiso

The Bioeconomy Science Center has since 2014 granted the Supervision Award to young scientists among its members for outstanding achievements in supervising doctoral students. Since 2021, the €25,000 prize is awarded as the Christian Patermann Award and honors the founder of the knowledge-based bioeconomy in Europe. The namesake himself awarded this year's prize on May 11 jointly to Prof. Sandra Venghaus (RWTH Aachen/Forschungszentrum Jülich) and Dr. Till Tiso (RWTH Aachen).

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08.04.2022

Start of the lecture series "Meet the Circular Economy"

On April 7, the first public lecture series "Meet the Circular Economy - Sustainable Innovation in Practice" took place at RWTH Aachen University. After the introductory lecture by Prof. Sandra Venghaus, speakers from the nova-Institut and Covestro presented examples of sustainable approaches in companies. Further dates of the lecture series will take place from May to July.

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04.04.2022

Launch of BMBF research network „Modellregion Bioökonomie im Rheinischen Revier“

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding a new network of universities, research institutions and companies with a total of around 72 million euros to drive the transformation in the Rhenish mining area towards sustainable value creation. More than 70 individual projects combine research approaches with economic implementation possibilities. The BioSC's research over the last ten years has laid a variety of foundations for this.

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25.03.2022

Tanja Kostic gives BioSC Lecture on EU project “MicrobiomeSupport”

Microbiomes have crucial roles in maintaining life on Earth, and their functions drive human, animal, plant and environmental health. In the 26th BioSC Lecture, Dr. Tanja Kostic from the Austrian Institute of Technology presented the EU Coordination & Support Action “Microbiome Support” which has established an international network of experts and stakeholders to boost research and innovation in the microbiome food systems research field.

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21.03.2022

Nick Wierckx awarded by the European Research Council

Prof. Dr. Nick Wierckx has been awarded one of the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grants. In the PROSPER project, he plans to make Pseudomonas bacteria tolerant to aromatic hydrocarbons such as styrene or benzene in order to be able to produce the latter sustainably through biotechnology. Over a period of five years, he and his team will now receive around two million euros in funding for this purpose. Nick Wierckx is a member of the BioSC.

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17.12.2021

Successful 3rd Business Forum BioökonomieREVIER

Now in its third year, the "Circular Bioeconomy as an Innovation Driver in Structural Change" was the focus of the BioökonomieREVIER business forum, streamed live from the Medio.Rhein.Erft in Bergheim. With around 200 participants, the afternoon offered different, sometimes unexpected perspectives with high-level keynotes and a multi-faceted look at strategies, opportunities and challenges.

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