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 the basis of the BioSC project HySyn, which ended in 2019, the Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology (HHU Düsseldorf) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have acquired a follow-up project from the BMBF. HySyn started to characterize a recently discovered enzyme family of algae that produces alkanes and alkenes. This work is being continued in the BMBF project FAPBiotech. The results of the project should help to pave the way for sustainable hydrocarbon production.more
Laura Helleckes received the prize of the DECHEMA Future Forum Biotechnology for her master's thesis. The prize is endowed with 3,000 euros and is supported by Sartorius Stedim Biotech. Helleckes works in the group of Prof. Dr. Marco Oldiges, BIOSC Core Group Wiechert.more
A BioSC workshop on the recycling of plastic waste was held in Aachen on 10th February. 45 scientists and entrepreneurs discussed different aspects of the topic ranging from depolymerisation to biotechnological and chemical conversion as well as the quantification of microplastics.more
The 7th BioSC Spotlight took place at RWTH Aachen University on 5th February. Scientists from different disciplines discussed challenges and new developments for the production of materials and chemicals from the heterogeneous raw materials of a circular economy.more
Bioeconomy is the topic of the Science Year 2020. At the opening event in Berlin on 16th January, Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek stated that the bioeconomy is a key to sustainable life and a future-proof economy. In the framework of the Science Year, the concept of the bioeconomy with all its potential and challenges will be made accessible from different perspectives.more
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During the Science Year 2020, the concept of bioeconomy with all its potentials and challenges can be experienced. Information on events, projects and much more can be found here: www. wissenschaftsjahr.de.
David and Caspar have created the podcast as part of the BMBF-funded university competition in the Science Year 2020 - Bioeconomy.more
The competition is looking for the best photographs depicting plant phenotyping from any angle. The submission deadline is 31 August 2020. The winner will receive a high-end camera worth 2500 €.more
The competition of the Centre of Excellence for Renewable Resources in Straubing (KoNaRo) is open until 31 May 2020. The three best works will be rewarded with prizes of 500,- to 100,- €. A selection of the most beautiful pictures will be exhibited at KoNaRo.more
June 8, 2020 and November 20, 2020
The conferences are to take place in up to three target countries and special focus shall be on bioeconomy.
June 30, 2020
The prize is awarded to outstanding diploma or master's theses in the field of biotechnology.
August 3, 2020
August 17, 2020 (Project outlines)
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Wierckx, N., et al. (2020). "Metabolic specialization in itaconic acid production: a tale of two fungi." Current opinion in biotechnology 62: 153-159. Plasticycle