Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy
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Sustainable bioeconomy!?

What is it? And how can research and education contribute to the transformation to a bio-based economy?

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.

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Food security
Climate protection
Resource management
Energy supply

Integrative bioeconomy  |  Finding solutions for societal challenges

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Challenge Food security

How can we succeed in supplying a growing world population with high quality foods?

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. 

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Challenge Climate protection

How can the impacts of human activity on the earth’s climate be minimized?

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.

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Challenge Resource management

How can we meet requirements for resources and energy production that are both secure and economical?

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.

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Challenge Energy supply

How can renewable fuels for mobile applications and bioenergy be made available sustainably and for the long term?

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.

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Current news

06.02.2019

5th BioSC Spotlight „Moving the BioEconomy from Mind to Market“

The fifth event in the “BioSC Spotlight” series took place in Bonn on February 4, 2019. This time the focus was on factors that influence whether a new technology can enter the market, as value chain partners, competitors, public and private standards. Scientists from academia and industry held a total of eight specialist lectures. The World Café „Transfer of bio-based inventions into the market“ offered the opportunity for intense discussion.

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21.01.2019

Dörte Rother receives DECHEMA prize 2018

The 2018 DECHEMA Prize has been awarded to a BioSC member. Prof. Dr. Dörte Rother from RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich receives the prize in recognition of her pioneering work in the development of efficient synthetic enzyme cascades for the production of high-quality chiral substances. The prize is worth € 20,000 and will be presented at the DECHEMA Day event in Frankfurt on 23 May 2019.

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21.01.2019

BioSC @ Farm & Food 4.0

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring, Dr. Felix Jakob and Dr. Michael Wustmans represented the BioSC at this year´s Farm&Food 4.0. While Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring delivered a keynote speech on disruptive technologies, new business models and the AgriFood system of the future, Dr. Felix Jakob and Dr. Michael Wustmans from the BioSC greenRelease FocusLab welcomed round table discussion to debate new strategies for reducing pesticide usage.

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16.11.2018

Winner of the Supervision Award 2018/19

The Supervision Award 2018/19 goes to Dr. Anita Loeschcke from the Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology of the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and the leader of the BioSC FocusLab CombiCom.

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15.11.2018

Successful 3rd International BioSC Symposium

On 12-13 November 2018, the 3rd International BioSC Symposium took place in Bonn, attended by around 170 participants. The event was opened by MinR`in Andrea Nooske from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. National and international speakers from academia and industry presented recent results and new developments for a sustainable bioeconomy. Besides the oral presentation, 48 posters, three of which were awarded, initiated lively discussions.

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14.11.2018

Well visited 5th BioSC Forum

The BioSC Forum 2018 took place on November 12 at the conference hotel of Gustav-Stresemann Institute in Bonn with around 130 participants. All projects funded in the frame of the NRW Strategy Project BioSC in 2018 were presented. Moreover, four Core Groups presented their bioeconomy activities beyond the NRW Strategy Project. Dr. Anita Loeschcke, HHU Düsseldorf, received the BioSC Supervision Award 2018.

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Topics

20th BioSC Lecture

“Towards a climate effective bioeconomy - Using precision synthetic biotechnology tools for conversion of  CO2 and chemically complex biomass”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Brück, Technical University of Munich

March 13th, 2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich

9:30 h, IBG-2, Room 406

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Publications

Schreiber, C, Schiedung, H, Harrison, L, Briese, C, Ackermann, B, Kant, J, Schrey, SD, Hofmann, D, Singh, D, Ebenhöh, O, Amelung, W, Schurr, U, Mettler-Altmann, T, Huber, G, Jablonowski, ND and Nedbal, L (2018). Evaluating potential of green alga Chlorella vulgaris to accumulate phosphorus and to fertilize nutrient-poor soil substrates for crop plants. Journal of Applied Phycology

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Calls

ERA-NET Blue Bio (BMBF)

March 17, 2019 (first phase)

Im Rahmen des ERA-NET BlueBio werden transnationale Verbundvorhaben auf den Gebiet der Aquakultur und Fischerei gefördert.
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ERA-NET Cofund FACCE SURPLUS (BMBF)

March 19, 2019  (first phase)

Im Rahmen des ERA-Net Cofund FACCE SURPLUS werden transnationale Forschungsprojekte auf dem Gebiet der Biomasseproduktion und der Biomassetransformation gefördert.
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UMSICHT Science Award

Deadline: March 31, 2019

The UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group honors people  who support the dialog between science and society through their work.
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Events

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next event: 16.01.2019
Online
16.01.2019 - 06.03.2019

CrossBEE - Massive Open Online Course "Biobased products for a sustainable (bio)economy"

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Gatersleben, Germany
18.03.2019 - 20.03.2019

15th Gatersleben Research Conference - on Applied Bioinformatics in Crops

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Forschungszentrum Jülich
20.03.2019
BioSC EVENT

20th BioSC Lecture

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Munich
20.03.2019 - 21.03.2019

Global Food Summit 2019

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Papenburg
20.03.2019 - 21.03.2019

ECOinnovations from biomass

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Würzburg
09.04.2019 - 10.04.2019

German Biotech Days

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Weimar
08.05.2019 - 09.05.2019

BioMAT 2019: European Symposium & Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas

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Darmstadt
13.05.2019

SynBio World Cafe

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