Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

BioSC excursions

4. BioSC Excursion

BioSC Excursion Project :metabolon Material conversion | Recycling management | Environmental technology

The project: metabolon will be presented during the excursion. The objective of the :metabolon project is to redevelop the current Waste Disposal Centre Leppe by turning it into a competence, learning and innovation site for material conversion and location-related environmental technology and techniques.
The new future-oriented :metabolon site is set to integrate available skills, further develop them and show them in a new light. Further information concerning the project can be found here.

Prof. Rehorek will give an introductory lecture, afterwards the excursion participants will visit the installations. Prof. Rehorek is a chemist and a specialist in pathobiochemistry. She works on projects for the development of sustainable technologies for industry and the environment and is the director of the institute  STEPs of the TH Cologne.

 Date: ew Date!

 Location: Waste disposal center Leppe, location: metabolon, Am Berkebach 1, 51789 Lindlar

 How to get there: Bus transport from FZ Jülich via Köln Bahnhof Süd.

 Please register until June 30, 2017 here: Registration


27. November 2015

FZ Jülich, Algen Science Center


 BioSC Excursion "Exploring cost-benefit analysis of technological innovations in the bio-economy"

 Within the framework of this excursion on 27 November 2015, new technologies were introduced that enable new and alternative forms of production and use of biomass.

 The following were visited:

  •     Research Center Jülich, Algae Science Center (Dominik Behrendt)
  •    Institute for Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry ITMC, RWTH Aachen University (Phillipp Grande)



20. March 2015

REWE Hauptverwaltung, Köln
Obst- und Gemüsebaubetrieb Konrad Schwarz, Bornheim
Landgard GmbH, Herongen

Value-added chain Fruit and vegetables - sustainable production and marketing

Within the scope of the 2nd BioSC excursion, 10 doctoral students and post docs from BioSC had the opportunity to get an overview of the different stations within the value chain of fruit and vegetables. Particularly the respective strategies for increasing the sustainability were of interest to the participants. After the presentations and visits of the companies and the horticulture business there was an opportunity to exchange and discuss.


                Gemüsebaubetrieb Konrad Schwarz

18. November 2014
Port of Ghent

Sustainable use of biomass

Biobase Europe-Pilot Plant

  •    Bio Base Europe: "An instrument for start-ups to bridge the gap between laboratory research and industrial production"
  •    Visit of the Biobase Europe pilot plant: biomass fractionation and pretreatment
  •   Discussion

Biorefinary Cluster: The largest, integrated production complex for biofuels in Europe

  •    Presentation of the Biorefinary Cluster
  •    Bus tour through the Ghent Bio-Economy Valley
  •    Visit one of the companies located there