Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy
Stuttgart, Germany / 02.06.2020 - 06.06.2020

4th International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe - POSTPONED TO MARCH 2021

The symposium will take place together with the V. International Humulus Symposium (IHS) and VIII. International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruits and Vegetables (FAV Health).


Virtual / 05.06.2020

4th Biobased Economy Conference

A truly sustainable bioeconomy will perceive organic waste as a valuable resource and will build bridges among industrial sectors that do not seem obvious at first sight. With our 4th Biobased Economy Conference we want to bring the regional and international bioeconomy community together again. Our goal is to connect participants from different sectors and regions, so that you cooperate to innovate and create value for new waste-based value chains together.


Vienna, Austria / 15.06.2020 - 17.06.2020

4th European Sustainable Phosphorous Conference (ESPC4) - POSTPONED TO JUNE 2021

European Sustainable Phosphorus Conferences are unique events bringing together companies, stakeholders, regional and national authorities, innovators and researchers, to discuss phosphorus and nutrient sustainability actions and policies.


Halle (Saale), Germany / 17.06.2020 - 18.06.2020

9th International Bioeconomy Conference - POSTPONED TO JUNE 2021

The 9th International Bioeconomy Conference will take place on 9 and 10 June 2021. Further information will follow shortly.


Virtual / 23.06.2020 - 25.06.2020

8th International Conference “Fuel Science: From Production to Propulsion”

Contributions and presentations will be given on following topics:

• Synthetic, alternative fuels by utilization of regenerative electricity and carbon dioxide
• System perspective & sustainable value chains
• Impact of renewable fuels on environment, economics, and society
• Catalytic synthesis and conversion of biomass-based streams in combination with other renewable resources to platform molecules and fuels
• Combustion process and exhaust gas aftertreatment optimization of renewable fuels
• Mixture formation and ignition process of renewable fuels

Moreover, highly recognized experts from both academia and industry will be giving keynote lectures addressing all the fields mentioned above.


Reims, France / 23.06.2020 - 26.06.2020

Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass - POSTPONED TO JUNE 2021

After the successful edition of ELB2018, we are glad to welcome you in Reims for the third edition of Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass: challenges and opportunities for bioeconomy - ELB 2020, 23-26 June 2020.

ELB 2020 is chaired by the French Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and the University of Reims Champagne Ardenne, together with AgroParisTech, CentraleSupélec and Neoma Business School.

Organized in 4 scientific sessions covering all aspects of lignocellulose architecture, transformation and valorisation, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches related to bioeconomy and digital techniques to tackle environmental challenges.


Aachen / Bonn / Jülich / 24.08.2020 - 28.08.2020

BioSC International Summer School 2020

From plants to pilot plant - Holistic process development in a sustainable bioeconomy

The change from a petroleum based to a more sustainable and bio-based economy necessitates the development of novel concepts to maintain for example the supply of raw materials and energy. Biorefinery concepts for the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass to value-added compounds are promising alternatives to secure economic prosperity combined with ecological and social responsibility. To develop a biorefinery process fulfilling these requirements, a holistic process development is necessary, which considers the whole process chain from plants to production plant.

The BioSC international summer school aims to interdisciplinary train talented young researchers, raise their awareness, and create a deeper understanding of a sustainable bioeconomy. The program will cover the whole process starting with sustainable plant biomass production followed by examples for fermentation concepts and downstream processing. In addition, substrate analytics and economic evaluation will be taken into account. Besides keynote presentations, the program will be designed interactively, including exercises and case studies on the different topics covered to give hands-on practice in this highly innovative field of future bio-based process development.

The following topics will be covered:

Sustainable plant biomass production
Building up the refinery
Determining lignocellulose
Sustainability assessment and business models
Case studies

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Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany / 21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

3rd International Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg

The 3rd International Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg 2020 will be an inter- and transdisciplinary meeting for experts and stakeholders dedicated to systemic approaches of a sustainable bioeconomy. This year's congress comes with the title “The contribution of Bioeconomy to the Green Deal” and will discuss how innovative products, processes, principles and regional circles can contribute to mitigation of climate change, reducing pollution, supporting resource efficiency and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Freiburg, Germany / 21.09.2020 - 22.09.2020

Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference

This conference aims to open the current circular economy debates more towards critical engagement with the socio-political realities that circular economy efforts face and the multi-faceted effects of implementation. Ultimately, the conference seeks to provide policy and practice with the critical insights needed to achieve socio-ecologically sustainable outcomes.


Aachen, Germany / 21.09.2020 - 24.09.2020

10th annual ProcessNet conference and 34th DECHEMA conference on biotechnologies 2020

What contribution can biotechnology, chemical process engineering and process technology make to environmental and climate protection? This question will be the focus of the 10th ProcessNet Annual Conference and the 34th DECHEMA Annual Conference on Biotechnologies.


Frankfurt/Main, Germany / 05.10.2020 - 06.10.2020

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy (EFIB)

At the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB), delegates are provided with an update on the status and outlook of biobased industries. EFIB is proud to foster engagement between policy makers, a broad range of stakeholders connected with the existing biobased value chain and seeks to reach out to, and include, new interlocutors.


Setubal, Portugal / 07.10.2020 - 08.10.2020

EIP-AGRI seminar: Healthy soils for Europe: sustainable management through knowledge and practice

If you are interested in participation, please complete the application form before May 14, 2020.

The specific objectives of the seminar are:

1. Raise awareness on the importance of soil health, and various EU initiatives undertaken to maintain and improve it.
2. Promote and build upon the results and outcomes of past EIP-AGRI networking activities such as Focus Groups on soil-related issues and relevant workshops.
3. Share experiences and good practices to maintain soil health, identified by relevant projects, research activities and farmers.
4. Identify synergies between different types of projects working on soil health and encourage further cooperation among participants through networking.
5. Discuss challenges and solutions for soil health, identify what is needed to make these solutions operational for farmers, foresters and other land managers, and widely used/adopted.
6. Identify research needs and non-research actions to contribute to the agenda of Horizon Europe’s mission area Soil health and food.


Berlin / 16.11.2020 - 17.11.2020

SAVE THE DATE: International BioSC Symposium 2020

The 5th International BioSC Symposium takes place prior to the 3rd Global Bioeconomy Summit in Berlin.


Aachen, Germany / 13.09.2021 - 16.09.2021

NEW DATE: MECP 2020 - Multistep Enzyme Catalyzed Processes

The MECP-conference series brings together biologists, chemists and engineers from academia and industry to share their knowledge and break new ground in the field of multi-step enzyme catalysis. MECP2020 in Aachen will highlight recently identified novel catalysts and catalytic combinations to synthesize chemical products. Enzymes are the focus, but recent developments also include chemical catalysts or microbial cell factories combined in hybrid processes. Further, MECP2020 will provide a platform to discuss enzyme and process engineering innovations, including continuous reaction modes, systems biology, cascade regulation, and downstream processing. Eminent experts from each topic field are invited in order to initiate creative discussions, interdisciplinary thinking and launch new connections and networks.


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