The Bioeconomy Science Center explanatory film provides a first insight into bioeconomy. It describes how interdisciplinary and integrative research cooperation on a regional scale can be organized and what is required to develop solution approaches for the challenges of the 21st century.Play video
Unfavorable and complex constraints such as limitation of agricultural areas, competing uses of renewable resources – energetically or materially – and changing consumption habits call for new cross-disciplinary approaches from the field of sustainable bioeconomy.
The sustainable production of energy and renewable resources through resource-efficient processes and the development of a closed-cycle economy is an important aspect of adapting to climate change. Already today, the concept of a sustainable bioeconomy offers many solutions for improving climate protection.more
This can only be achieved through sustainable management of our natural resources, including air, water, climate and ecosystems. A sustainable bioeconomy can provide a number of promising solutions in this area.more
Its storage capability is what makes bioenergy such an important part of the future energy mix. It is an indispensable component that can compete with energy sources such as wind and solar energy that are not always available. The sustainable bioeconomy offers solutions for developing integrated production processes for sustainable production.more
On 18 and 19 November 2019 the 4th International BioSC Symposium took place in Cologne with about 180 participants. The speakers' contributions covered a broad spectrum from research to product development and market launch and reflected very different expertise and points of view. In addition to the presentations, 49 posters, three of which received awards, were points of contact for intensive scientific discussions. The conference once again demonstrated the need for an integrated approach to bioeconomics and provided a platform for interdisciplinary scientific discussions and future collaborations.more
On November 8, the annual science night "Fünf vor zwölf" took place at RWTH Aachen University. For the BioSC, Prof. Andreas Jupke from the Aachen Process Engineering Department gave a lecture on the use of renewable raw materials. At the BioSC information stand, the research topics of the BioSC were presented and bioeconomy products that are already available on the market today were shown. Both the lecture and the stand were well attended and met with broad interest.more
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.more
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”.more
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.more
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The analysis of Eurostat 2016 data shows that the turnover of the bioeconomy in the EU-28, including the food and drink industry and the primary sector, amounted to 2.3 trillion Euro and generated jobs for 18.6 million people.more
On the one hand, the European Commission has published a study on the top 20 biobased products that are currently on the market and, on the other hand, it presents 15 success stories in biobased products.more
Peter Stoffels et al. (2020). Complementing the intrinsic repertoire of Ustilago maydis for degradation of the pectin backbone polygalacturonic acid, Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 307, 2020, 148-163
Butkowski OK, Baum CM, Pakseresht A, Bröring S, Lagerkvist CJ (2020) Examining the social acceptance of genetically modified bioenergy in Germany: Labels, information valence, corporate actors, and consumer decisions. Energy Research & Social Science 60:101308. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101308 CombiCom
Junker-Frohn, L.V., et al. (2019). "Tomato’s Green Gold: Bioeconomy Potential of Residual Tomato Leaf Biomass as a Novel Source for the Secondary Metabolite Rutin." ACS Omega 4(21): 19071-19080.
Burmeister, A., et al. (2019). "A microfluidic co-cultivation platform to investigate microbial interactions at defined microenvironments." Lab on a Chip 19(1): 98-110.
Courville, K. J., et al. (2019). "Smut infection of perennial hosts: the genome and the transcriptome of the Brassicaceae smut fungus Thecaphora thlaspeos reveal functionally conserved and novel effectors." New Phytologist.
Januar 31th, 2020
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