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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

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Smart Management for Plant Performance

Plants have a key position in the establishment of a sustainable bioeconomy. They must provide the basis for healthy nutrition for a growing world population and will also be needed as a renewable raw material basis to replace fossil resources such as crude oil in the future. However, the areas globally available for agriculture can no longer be expanded considerably.

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Integrated Biorefineries for Sustainable Processes and Products

The development of biorefinery concepts and systems in which the provision of biomass and its conversion into products are integrated represent a key element for the transformation from an oil-based economy to a bioeconomy. Different bio-based raw materials must be utilized for the process.

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Modular Biotransformations for High-Value Compounds

The production of chemicals and materials in a sustainable bioeconomy is marked by new process chains in which biocatalysis with microorganisms and enzymes plays an important role. Biogenic raw materials include a wide range, from perennial biomass plants to agricultural waste streams.

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Technological and Institutional Innovations as Drivers of Bio-Based Social Transformations

The goal of an economically, ecologically and socially sustainable bioeconomy is to secure the prosperity of present and future generations within the planetary boundaries. This will only be possible with comprehensive social and economic changes.

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