Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Research areas of the BioSC

Sustainable plant production and resource stewardship

Within the key research topic "Sustainable plant production and resource stewardship" the agricultural, biological and ecological disciplines are integrated within the scope of the BioSC in order to rise the sustainable plant production at the same time as the natural resources for the sustainable plant production are conserved.

mehr

Microbial and molecular transformation

Within the research topic "Microbial and molecular transformation", biological, chemical and engineering disciplines for a sustainable transformation of materials will be pooled in an interdisciplinary manner

mehr

Chemical engineering and processing of renewable resources

Chemical Engineering and Processing of Renewable Resources represents the engineering core of the Bioeconomy Science Center. It provides the engineering principles of the next generation's bio-based value chains. The research approach focuses primarily on the conservation of highly functionalized molecular structures, which already exist within biogenic raw materials. Their maceration and fractionation is followed by a selective catalytic transformation of the crude fractions into the target products.

mehr

Economy and social implications of the bioeconomy

A sustainable bioeconomy requires an account of the economic impact and social implications of production and processing. This is especially relevant considering that the current broadening of the utilization spectrum of biomass beyond the classical domains of food and feed is accompanied by a sharp increase in their demand.

mehr