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 25th BioSC Lecture took place as part of the Jülich Biotec Day 2021. Prof. Dr. Daniela Thrän, Chair of the Bioeconomy Council of the Federal Government, highlighted the opportunities and difficulties in establishing a sustainable bioeconomy.more
How can a petroleum-based market economy be converted to renewable resources? This and other questions are addressed in the arte documentary "Die grüne Revolution (The Green Revolution)". One of the projects it highlights is the initiative BioökonomieREVIER.
The documentary can be viewed via the arte media library. It will next be broadcast on television on Saturday, October 23.
In the next few years, the "Modellfabrik Papier" will be set up in Düren with the help of structural funding. The aim of the cooperation project with academic institutions and companies is to make paper production in Germany climate-neutral by 2050. Among the cooperation partners are member institutes of the BioSC. On 9 September, the project was presented as part of the first museum dialogue at the Papiermuseum Düren.more
On August 28 and 29, a citizens' event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will take place in Düsseldorf, focusing, among other things, on the topic of the bioeconomy. BioSC will be represented in a „Tiny House“ of the initiative BioökonomieREVIER.more
On its second tour as part of the Bioeconomy Science Year 2020/21, the exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft will be traveling for three weeks in North Rhine-Westphalia. On board is the exhibit "Algae Flipper", an exhibit in which the BioSC is involved. After Oberhausen and Krefeld, the ship will stop in Düsseldorf, Monheim, Wesseling and Königswinter.more
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During the Science Year 2020/21, 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.
RWTHextern & BioSC
RWTH Aachen University, October/November 2021Mehr
October 28, 2021 | 17 - 19 hmehr
Together with the initiative BioökonomieREVIER and the Science College Haus Overbach, the BioSC has developed a pupils` symposium on the topic of the bioeconomy.
We are looking for innovative business models for more sustainability, bioeconomy and circular economy. The prize money for the 1st place is € 10,000. The winners will be determined via live voting at the 3rd Wirtschaftsformum BioökonomieREVIER on December 1.
Ellis, L. D., N. A. Rorrer, K. P. Sullivan, M. Otto, J. E. McGeehan, Y. Román-Leshkov, N. Wierckx and G. T. Beckham (2021). Chemical and biological catalysis for plastics recycling and upcycling. Nature Catalysis 4, 539–556
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