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

15.03.2019

20th BioSC Lecture "Towards a climate effective bioeconomy"

On March 13th, the 20th BioSC Lecture took place in the Jülich Research Center. Prof. Dr. Thomas Brück, holder of the Werner Siemens Chair for synthetic biotechnology and director of the AlgaeTec Center at the Technical University of Munich, presented different bioprocesses for fixation, valorization and storage of CO2.

 

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28.02.2019

"BIO-raffiniert X" at Fraunhofer UMSICHT

The 10th “BIO-raffiniert” conference took place from February 26th to 27th, 2019 at Fraunhofer UMSICHT in Oberhausen. This year´s theme "New ways to use biogenic resources?", which was also the topic of the first “Bio-refined” conference in 2003, was examined from different perspectives. Two of the presentations were given by BioSC members Dr. Nina Ihling (RWTH Aachen University) and Dr. Arnd Kuhn (FZ Jülich). 

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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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Topics

Successful BioSC Follow-up project

TaReCa: Valuable compounds from pepper residues

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International BioSC Symposium 2019

Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy

SAVE THE DATE: November 18-19, 2019, Maternushaus, Cologne
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BioSC International Summer School 2019

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

SAVE THE DATE: September 9-13, 2019, Forschungszentrum Jülich / RWTH Aachen / University of Bonn
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Calls

Förderung von Projekten für inter- und transdisziplinär arbeitende Nachwuchsgruppen in der Sozial-ökologischen Forschung (BMBF)

 April 29, 2019 (first phase)

Innerhalb des Rahmenprogramms „Forschung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung“ (FONA3) werden Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftler gefördert, die sich auf dem Gebiet der gesellschaftsbezogenen Nachhaltigkeitsforschung bzw. der Leitung von inter- und transdisziplinären Forschungsgruppen qualifizieren wollen.
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BBI-JU Call for Proposals 2019 - Opening: April 4

September 4, 2019
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Future Food Initiative: Postdoctoral fellowships

The Swiss Research Initiative "Future Food" provides three-year postdoctoral fellowships. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Jobs

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Events

next event: 08.05.2019
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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Halle/Saale
13.05.2019 - 14.05.2019

8th International Bioeconomy Conference

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Aachen, Germany
13.05.2019 - 15.05.2019

Fuel Science: From Production to Propulsion

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Cologne
15.05.2019 - 16.05.2019

12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials

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Lyon
22.05.2019 - 24.05.2019

Plant Based Summit

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Aarhus, Denmark
25.06.2019 - 27.06.2019

Circular Bioeconomy Days

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Jülich, Deutschland
07.07.2019
BioSC EVENT

Open day 2019

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