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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

International BioSC Symposium 2022

  Towards an Integrated Bioeconomy

         August 23, 2022 | 9:00 am | Bonner Universitätsforum
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Meeting the Grand Societal Challenges and successfully implementing a sustainable bioeconomy requires the contribution of various stakeholders and research disciplines. Basic, applied and industry-oriented research including the natural, agricultural, engineering and economic sciences have to be bundled into a systemic integrative approach. At the 6th International BioSC Symposium, experts from academia and industry discuss recent results and new developments for a sustainable bioeconomy.

Registration and Poster Call are closed.


08:30 Registration

Ulrich Schurr, Forschungszentrum Jülich/BioSC, DE


Regionalisation as implementation path for the bioeconomy

The role of biotechnology in the Green Deal and its implementation via regional and interregional initiatives
Ludo Diels, form. Institute for Technological Research (VITO), BE

Regional transformation as the key to a sustainable bioeconomy: the Rheinische Revier  as a model case
Sandra Venghaus, RWTH Aachen University/BioSC, DE

Challenges for a sustainable and inclusive bioeconomy transition in South America
Jorge Sellare, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, DE

10:30 Coffee break

Smart value chains in sustainable food and feed production


Cascade use of lupin plants: plant protein for food and feed and as source for high-value chemicals
Marco Löhrer and Ulrich Schaffrath, RWTH Aachen University/BioSC, DE

Challenges and gaps for building resilient value chains: the case of coastal lowland quinoa
Andrés Zurita-Silva, Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO), Dirección Regional Coquimbo, CL

12:00 Poster Lunch

High-value compounds from integrated processes

Unlocking full potential of the biomass, producing higher value products by use of new technologies
Lene Lange, LL-BioEconomy, Research & Avisory, DK

Having the whole process in view: Production of metaraminol from renewables using a hybrid process
Dörte Rother, Forschungszentrum Jülich/BioSC, DE

Bioeconomy and climate change mitigation: new enzymes wanted
Manuel Ferrer Martinez, Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry, Madrid, ES

15:15 Coffee break

Plastics and textiles in a circular bioeconomy

Developing a production process for second generation lactic acid, to make PLA and improve sustainability of packacking
Albrecht Läufer, BluCon Biotech, Cologne, DE

Appetite for trash - fighting the flood of plastics with enzymes and microbes
Nick Wierckx, Forschungszentrum Jülich/BioSC, DE

Challenges in developing a new polymer for textile applications
Jeroen van der Vlist, Senbis Group, Emmen, NL

16:45 Poster Award
17:00 Closing remarks
Andreas Jupke, RWTH Aachen University/BioSC, DE