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
The lecture series "Meet the Circular Economy - Sustainable Innovation in Practice", held in cooperation with the Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) as co-organizer at RWTH Aachen University, successfully entered its second round in the summer semester 2023. In this event, students, experts and the general public gained insights into innovative concepts for sustainability and their practical implementation.more
On 24 May, the German Bioeconomy Council handed over its recommendations for the implementation of the National Bioeconomy Strategy to BMBF and BMEL. Recommendations include, for example, sustainable land use, measures and innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a turnaround in raw material consumption and the creation of reliable framework conditions for sustainable innovations.more
Around one hundred BioSC members gathered for the ninth BioSC Forum, the annual internal retreat, to exchange information about new developments research results. In addition to the presentation of all running projects within the NRW BioSC strategy project, there were presentations on successful further developments from previous BioSC projects as well as an overview of BioSC initiatives in the field of education and early career.more
The Summer School took place from 8-12 May at the Invention Center Aachen with participants from all over the world and lecturers from a wide range of disciplines. Numerous aspects of the topic of plastics were highlighted, from the extraction of various monomers from different bio-based resources, through polymerisation, to the degradation of the polymers and the recycling of the monomers.more
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Schonhoff, A., Stöckigt, G., Wulf, C., Zapp, P., Kuckshinrichs, W. (2023). Biosurfactants production with substrates from the sugar industry - environmental, cost, market and social aspects. RSC Sustainability, doi 10.1039/D3SU00122A Bio2
Jafari, Y., Engemann, H., Heckelei, T., Hainsch, K. (2023). National and Regional Economic Impact of Changes in the Electricity Mix in Germany: A Dynamic Analysis up to 2050. Utilities Policy 82: 101583. Transform2Bio
Jafari, Y., Linmei S., Kuhn, A., Heckelei, T. (2023). The national and regional impact of the EU bioeconomy strategies on the agri-food sector: Insights from Germany. German Journal of Agricultural Economics 72(2):73-90. Transform2Bio
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