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Baden-Württemberg and its researchers

The universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutions in Baden-Württemberg cover the full range of research topics and subjects that are essential for the bioeconomy, including in particular the agricultural sciences, forestry, soil science, plastics technology, materials science, textile engineering, food technology, energy, food technology, economics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, ecology and ethics.

The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts established a bioeconomy strategy group in 2012. The strategy group consisted of experts from universities, universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutions who analysed the situation in Baden-Württemberg against the context of the bioeconomy.

They analysed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of a broad range of bioeconomy-related aspects. At the end of the process, the strategy group suggested three research areas in which research projects could be carried out to push forward the transition from a fossil fuel-based to a biobased economy in Baden-Württemberg in the medium and long term.

In 2013, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts adopted the "Baden-Württemberg Bioeconomy Research Programme" which aims to implement the research strategy developed by the strategy group. The ministry will provide funding for relevant research projects as well as structural measures. The programme runs for five years and is financed by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts. Major focus will be placed on the following three themes: biogas, lignocellulose and microalgae.

 

Current research topics

  • Article - 29/05/2020

    Innovative technologies and bacteria can transform wood residues into sustainable bioplastic packaging. Before bioplastics are broken down into CO2 and water in an environmentally friendly way, they can thus lead lives as products in the cosmetics industry, for example.

  • The “Rhizo-Lentil" EIP-AGRI project - 20/05/2020

    NovoCarbo GmbH produces biochar from plant residues such as wood chips, nutshells and manure. Different feedstocks, and the way these materials are processed, create biochars with different properties. This makes biochar suitable for different uses, including as a soil conditioner, in biogas plants or as bedding for stables and cowsheds. The Rhizo-Linse project is currently investigating whether biochar is also suitable as inoculant carrier for…

Researcher profiles

  • Article - 29/05/2020

    Innovative technologies and bacteria can transform wood residues into sustainable bioplastic packaging. Before bioplastics are broken down into CO2 and water in an environmentally friendly way, they can thus lead lives as products in the cosmetics industry, for example.

  • The “Rhizo-Lentil" EIP-AGRI project - 20/05/2020

    NovoCarbo GmbH produces biochar from plant residues such as wood chips, nutshells and manure. Different feedstocks, and the way these materials are processed, create biochars with different properties. This makes biochar suitable for different uses, including as a soil conditioner, in biogas plants or as bedding for stables and cowsheds. The Rhizo-Linse project is currently investigating whether biochar is also suitable as inoculant carrier for…

Website address: https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/bw/stakeholders/researcher