Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy
16.09.2019

First prize for greenRelease at competition "Bio-Gründer Wettbewerb 2019"

A team from the BioSC FocusLab greenRelease was awarded 1st prize in this year's Competition "Bio-Gründer Wettbewerb" of the Competence Centre Bio-Security. A total of 40 teams competed for the 4000 € prize, which was awarded in the fields of agriculture and food industry, biotechnology and biochemistry and related fields.

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12.09.2019

22nd BioS Lecture at Forschungszentum Jülich

On 11 Sptember, the 22nd BioSC Lecture took place at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Dr. Christiane S. Farinas of the Brazilian State Agricultural Research Institute Embrapa talked about „Integrated use of biomass as a platform to obtain biofuels, nanocellulose and biofertilizers”.

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23.08.2019

Dörte Rother is awarded with the "Biotrans Junior Award 2019"

Prof. Dörte Rother was awarded for her work on biocatalysis with the "Biotrans Junior Award 2019" in Groningen. The award is during the BIOTRANS conference, on of the important conferences for the research field biocatalysis.

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09.08.2019

Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz informs himself about bioeconomy

On 8 August, Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He was accompanied by Dietmar Nietan, Member of the Bundestag. Both werde informed e.g. about the structural change in the Rhenish mining area and the bioeconomy. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr led the two politicians through the new IBG-2 greenhouse, where the BioSC product exhibition on "Bioeconomy in Everyday Life" could be seen.

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10.07.2019

6th BioSC Spotlight: “Bioeconomy perspectives for a sustainable agriculture”

On 9 July 2019, the 6th BioSC Spotlight took place on the edge of the Inden opencast lignite mine, which was dedicated to structural change in the Rhenish mining area and the opportunities for agriculture within the framework of a sustainable bioeconomy. The approximately 80 participants came from science, business, local politics, agricultural administration, civil society, environmental associations and agricultural practice. The event took place in cooperation with the project 'Modellregion BioökonomieREVIER Rheinland'.

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08.07.2019

Open Day at Forschungszentrum Jülich: High interest in the bioeconomy

On 7 July, the Open Day took place at Forschungszentrum Jülich with around 23,000 visitors. The bioeconomy trail designed by the Jülich BioSC Core Groups met with great interest. It illustrated the concept of a circular economy from the sustainable use of soil and water to plant production, the biotechnological production of materials and chemicals from biomass and the recovery of nutrients. The exhibition "Products of bioeconomy" also had numerous visitors.

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