Now available in English: Bioeconomy in Germany
Last year, the comprehensive brochure “Bioökonomie in Deutschland” was published in a completely revised and updated version. Now the standard work on the bio-based economy in Germany has been translated into English.
What is the bioeconomy? In which sectors is biobased economic activity already a reality in this country? And how does the German government support this strategy for sustainable economic growth? These questions are answered in the brochure "Bioeconomy in Germany", published jointly by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).
Last year, the fundamentally revised and updated version of the brochure was published in German by the editorial team of the bioökonomie.de information platform initiated by the BMBF. The 90-page publication in DINA4 format addresses important aspects of the bioeconomy in seven chapters – including an introduction to the topic as well as spotlights on the issue of sustainable development, the raw material sources of the bioeconomy and the concept of cycle-based bioproduction. In addition, separate chapters are devoted to social dialogue and careers in the bioeconomy.
Now interested people from all over the world can also read about where Germany stands on the path to a sustainable bioeconomy and what research and development activities are underway. The translation into British English was done by Peschel Communications GmbH.
The core of the brochure is the chapter "Sectors and Products". Here, ten economic sectors in Germany are presented in alphabetical order in which bio-based resources, processes and products already play an important role: Automotive, Construction, Chemicals, Energy, Agriculture and Forestry, Mechanical Engineering, Food Industry, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods and Textiles.
Philipp Graf was responsible for editing the brochure, with Beatrix Boldt and Björn Lohmann as additional authors. The illustrations were created by Florian Sänger.