Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy
10.07.2019

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

On 9 July 2019, the 6th BioSC Spotlight took place in Inden, on the edge of the Hambach 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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25.06.2019

The BioSC was well represented at the “2nd Synthetic Biology for Natural Products Conference”

The second conference on “Synthetic Biology for Natural Products” took place from 02.-05.06.2019 in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico). This year, the focus was laid on „The Interface of (Meta)Genomics, Synthetic Biology and Natural Product Discovery“. The BioSC was represented by contributions of co-workers from the IMET (HHU Düsseldorf), who presented their research within the BioSC FocusLabs „CombiCom“ and „Bio2“ in talks and poster sessions.

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13.06.2019

21st BioSC Lecture: "Cradle to cradle: upcycling bioresources for the new circular economy"

On 11 June 2019, the 21st BioSC Lecture took place at Forschungszentrum Jülich. Prof. Dr. Erik Meers from the University of Ghent presented the Biorefine Cluster Europe. The Cluster networks research projects for the valorisation of residual flows from agriculture, agro- and food industry as well as biological waste and wastewater flows and supports the implementation of the results in practice.

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15.05.2019

Forschungszentrum Jülich wins the first LABVOLUTION AWARD

The research group “Bioprocesses and Bioanalytics” and the Helmholtz Innovation Lab “MiBioLab” at IBG-1 received the first Labvolution Award at the LABVOLUTION trade fair in Hanover on Tuesday. The award honours ideas that improve laboratories – in this case with the creation of an automated and miniaturised cultivation platform by Prof. Marco Oldiges’ research group. This received 1st place. The Labvolution trade fair in Hanover is the most important trade fair on the subject of digitisation and automation in the laboratory sector.

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26.04.2019

"Science" reports on anchor peptide technology

On 25 April, the journal "Science" reported on a recent publication by Schwinges et al., which was published as part of the BioSC project BiFuProts. The anchor peptide technology used here was developed as part of several BioSC projects and is currently also used in the BioSC FocusLab greenRelease.

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