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Bioeconomy Exhibition

The bioeconomy has rapidly developed in recent years. What has been accomplished in the last five years alone is truly impressive: Many bioeconomy products have become bestsellers. Bio-based start-ups have grown into medium-sized companies. And established, traditional industrial companies are integrating bio-based production steps into their existing structures.

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Mischanbau mit Klee und Gräsern auf Grünland

Success story

In duet with legumes

In the joint project IMPAC3, partners from research and industry have explored which genotypes are suitable for mixed cultivation in fields, grassland and forests.

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Dirk Messner

Interview

"Bioeconomy is the core of sustainability policy"

Sustainability researcher Dirk Messner has been President of the Federal Environment Agency since January of this year. In an interview he talks about the opportunities and challenges on the way to a bio-based economy, the corona pandemic and the value of global networking.

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Faultier im Regenwald

Studies and statistics

Leibniz-IZW (2021): How the loss of forest fauna undermines the achievement of the SDGs

A study by scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) and the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) looks at the link between increasingly animal-less tropical forests and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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zwei Bierflaschen, mit denen angestoßen wird

Product

Beer

Beer - a traditional German drink. Although beer consumption is declining, hardly any other country in the world records such high beer consumption as Germany.

The latest from the bioeconomy

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Martina Brockmeier (links); Barbara Sturm (rechts)

Two agricultural experts elected to head the Leibniz Association

Two bioeconomy experts will head the Leibniz Association in the future: Martina Brockmeier, an agricultural economist from Hohenheim, was elected as the new president and Barbara Sturm, an agricultural engineer from Potsdam, was elected vice-president.

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Vincenzo De Rocchis, Wilhelm Gossing und Martin Kern

Cell-free protein production convinces at pitch

The Kykeon Biotech team wins the audience award of the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg.

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Ein Taucher nimmt Proben aus einer Seegraswiese.

Symbiont supplies seagrass with nitrogen

Seagrass is an important store of carbon dioxide. A bacterium enables the plant to thrive.

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Ein Forscher entnimmt einer Maschine ein Elastomer.

Sustainable raw materials for elastomers

From base monomers to additives, the important plastics group is to become more bio- and residue-based.

Interviews

Worldwide strategies

The bioeconomy is gaining ground all over the world. A large number of countries have now adopted bioeconomy strategies - with various focus areas. You can find them in the following overview.

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In the spotlight

Bioeconomy inside

Creme in brauner Papierdose

Cream jar

Cosmetic products are often sold in plastic packaging. As a result, they generate more and more packaging waste. 

New products can be created from recycled plastic waste.

What percentage of plastic waste is recycled?

Unfortunately, this is wrong.

Correct.

Behälter mit Reinigungsmittel aus Roter Bete

Detergent

Sounds paradoxical, but works brilliantly: Beetroot, often known as the cause of stubborn stains, qualifies as an ecological cleaning agent.

1.5 million tons of laundry detergents and household cleaners are sold to the end consumer each year.

How high is the resulting chemical discharge into the wastewater?

Unfortunately, that's wrong.

That's right!

Waschbare Abschminktücher

Makeup removal wipes

Instead of cotton pads and the like, sustainable makeup removal wipes are equally good for the skin and the environment.

Cosmetics with ingredients of natural origin are gaining in importance.

What is the market share of natural cosmetics in Germany?

Unfortunately, that's wrong.

That's right!

3 Bierflaschen

Beer

Beer - a traditional German drink. Although beer consumption is declining, hardly any other country in the world records such high beer consumption as Germany.

How many beer brands are there in Germany according to the German Brewers Association?

That's wrong.

That's right

Wurstscheiben mit Tomaten garniert

Meat substitute

When it comes to producing healthy and sustainable meat substitutes, there are no limits to creativity: Research is currently being conducted to develop an alternative made from apple residues.

In Germany, people like to eat sausage.

How many kilograms of sausage does every German eat on average per year?

It is a lot more.

That's right!