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

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30.12.2019
Partners from research and industry are working together to develop a warning system to prepare European fisheries and aquaculture for the consequences of climate change. It is intended to identify...
Palmöl ist eines der vielseitigsten Pflanzenöle weltweit. Einer der größten Palmölproduzenten ist Malaysia.
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02.12.2019
Using the bioenergy sector as an example, Jena researchers are investigating the extent to which the transition process towards a bioeconomy is affecting the existing global social inequalities.
In diesem Bioreaktor wird die Umsetzung von Abfallplastik zu Wertstoffen erprobt.
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14.10.2019
Simply recycling plastic? European researchers believe they can do better. By breaking it down and making its building blocks exploitable for bacteria to create valuable resources, a research...

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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