We are faced with environmental challenges. This requires us to transform today’s oil based economy towards the sustainable use of renewable resources.

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Bioeconomy – research for a greener future

The global population is growing, our standard of living is increasing and we are faced with environmental challenges such as anthropogenic climate change, ocean litter, a declining availability of arable land and dwindling fossil resources. This requires us to transform today’s oil based economy towards the sustainable use of renewable resources, that is to say, towards the bioeconomy!

An important task for today’s researchers worldwide is to find innovative technology which allows this transformation. In this section you will find information about bioeconomy in Germany. Check out also the website of our partner Science Year 2020/21 – Bioeconomy (only in German).

Research to feed the world

How is it possible to feed the global population even in 2050? The research conducted by Dr Richa Bharti from India combines biology, biochemistry, medicine and computer science. Read the details here.

Online talk: bioeconomy

Taking course towards a sustainable future: watch our online talk all about the topic "Bioeconomy" here!

"Germany places great importance on the bioeconomy."

The scientist Hrishikesh Joshi from India wants to improve the necessary chemical reactions to create synthetic materials based on renewable resources.

Tiny heroes in urban mining

How can precious metals be removed from waste streams and fed back into the production cycles? Dr Esther Gabor, a biotechnologist and Green & Urban Mining programme manager at BRAIN AG, provides insight into a newly developed process.

Bioeconomy research map

Would you like to do research in the bioeconomy field and are interested in finding fellow scientists and institutions in Germany? Have a look at this research map with more than 800 institutes in Germany!

Two scientists in a greenhouse

Read more about projects and the people working in the field of bioeconomy:

Explore our bioeconomy archive