Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

Bioeconomy Science Center
Research and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy

3rd International BioSC Symposium

Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy

November 12-13, 2018 | Gustav-Stresemann-Institut | Bonn, Germany

On 12-13 November 2018, the 3rd International BioSC Symposium took place in Bonn, attended by around 170 participants. The event was  opened by MinR`in Andrea Noske from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. National and international speakers from academia and industry presented recent results and new developments for a sustainable bioeconomy. Besides the oral presentations, 48 posters, three of which were awarded,  initiated lively discussions.

 Photos: Forschungszentrum Jülich


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Monday, 12th November 2018


Welcome and Introduction
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr, Forschungszentrum Jülich/ BioSC


Paving the way towards a bioeconomy - Coherent strategies in Germany and Europe
MinR`in Andrea Noske, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany



Dr. Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, Hürth
Latest developments and outlook on bioeconomy, bio-based builing blocks and polymers

Prof. Dr. Pierre Monsan, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Toulouse
From biosciences to bioproduction: The success of Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB)

Thomas D`Agnone, Creapaper GmbH, Hennef
Bioeconomy Innovation in North Rhine-Westphalia: Grass fibre as raw material for the paper industry

Session Chair:
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwaneberg, RWTH Aachen University/ BioSC



Tuesday, 13th November 2018


SESSION I: Socioeconomic Perspectives within a Sustainable Bioeconomy

Dr. Neus Escobar, University of Bonn
Modeling and measuring global impacts of bioeconomic transition

Prof. Dr. Thomas Dietz, University of Münster
Governance of the bioeconomy

Dr. Chad M. Baum, University of Bonn/ BioSC
Drivers for the emergence of synthetic biology

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Jan Börner, University of Bonn/ BioSC


Coffee break


SESSION II: Innovations for Plant Production und Resource Management

Prof. Dr. Iain Donnison, Aberystwyth University
Grasses as industrial feedstocks in the bioeconomy

Dr. Silvia D. Schrey, Forschungszentrum Jülich/ BioSC
Plant-soil feedback in extensive cultivation of Sida hermaphrodita on marginal soils

Prof. Dr. Shawn D. Mansfield, University of British Columbia
Developing trees for the bioeconomy in the post-genomic era

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Markus Pauly, HHU Düsseldorf/ BioSC


Poster Lunch


SESSION III: Green Value Chains - Processes and Products from Biomass

Dr. Stephan Noack, Forschungszentrum Jülich/ BioSC
Towards sustainable hybrid production of precursors and high-value compounds

PD Dr. Ulf Prüße, von Thünen Institute, Braunschweig
Bio- and chemo-catalyzed conversion of carbohydrates to bio-based chemicals

Dr. Timo Johannes Koch, Pfeifer & Langen GmbH & Co. KG / Savanna Ingredients GmbH, Elsdorf
Sugar without calories - expanding a traditional value chain with biotech to solve a society problem

Session Chair: Dr.-Ing. Jörn Viell, RWTH Aachen University/ BioSC


Poster Award


Closing Remarks
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schurr, Forschungszentrum Jülich/ BioSC