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
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
On 8 August, Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the Forschungszentrum Jülich. He was accompanied by Dietmar Nietan, Member of the Bundestag. Both werde informed e.g. about the structural change in the Rhenish mining area and the bioeconomy. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr led the two politicians through the new IBG-2 greenhouse, where the BioSC product exhibition on "Bioeconomy in Everyday Life" could be seen.more
On 9 July 2019, the 6th BioSC Spotlight took place on the edge of the Inden opencast lignite mine, which was dedicated to structural change in the Rhenish mining area and the opportunities for agriculture within the framework of a sustainable bioeconomy. The approximately 80 participants came from science, business, local politics, agricultural administration, civil society, environmental associations and agricultural practice. The event took place in cooperation with the project 'Modellregion BioökonomieREVIER Rheinland'.more
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17th October 2019, 13:00, Forschungszentrum Jülich, IBG-2, room 406mehr
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
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.
December 10, 2019 (Project outlines)
Der Zuwendungszweck zielt auf technische Innovationen bzw. Adaptionen ab, die idealerweise in eine Produktentwicklung münden. Um dies innerhalb der Projektlaufzeit erreichen zu können, werden Projektvorschläge erbeten, die bereits einen entsprechenden technologischen Reifegrad erlangt haben (Technology Readiness Level – TRL 3/TRL 4).
November 15, 2019 (conceptual phase)
Regionale Innovationsnetzwerke sollen grundlegende Forschungsergebnisse mittel- bis langfristig in neue Wertschöpfung am Standort Deutschland umsetzen und dafür moderne Instrumente des Innovationsmanagements erproben können.
Information event: September 2nd, Bonn