Bioeconomy in Germany

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Bioeconomy in Germany - Background

In view of scarce fossil natural resources, climate change and the growing world population, it has become all the more urgent to develop sustainable strategies that enable efficient use of our natural resources: to assure over the long term the prosperity of modern societies. Many products we use every day are based on petroleum, which...

2019 Research Survey on the Bioeconomy

2019 Research Survey on the Bioeconomy

In Germany, almost 800 research institutions in the natural sciences and humanities deal with the bioeconomy. This survey gives an overview of their priorities regarding R&D, their raw materials, industrial applications, financing and number of employees. In addition, this year six bioeconomy experts were interviewed about their assessments of the local research landscape.

Success stories

Success story
27.06.2020
Fewer pesticides for more plant protection - this is the goal of a German-Brazilian team researching antimicrobial peptides to protect citrus fruits from bacterial "cancer infestation".
Das „Respiration Activity Monitoring System“ (RAMOS) dient der Untersuchung des Wachstums von anaeroben Bakterien.
Success story
05.06.2020
A new research project aims to examine bacteria that have so far been biotechnologically largely unnoted for their suitability for the bioindustry.
Success story
25.05.2020
Coffee grounds are more than just waste - they are a valuable resource that can be processed into new bio-based composites. A suitable method was developed as part of the idea competition...

Sector

What are the industries in Germany doing to be biobased and sustainable? What are the challenges and where do we already have promising approaches?

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