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  • Definition Definition Bioeconomy

    "The bioeconomy is the knowledge-based production and use of biological resources to provide products, processes and services in all economic sectors within the frame of a sustainable economic system." Definition of the Bioeconomy Council

Realignment of BIOPRO and new contacts for the bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg

Due to a realignment of BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg with a focus on the health sector, we will no longer be managing the field of bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg.. Therefore, the Bioeconomy BW portal will no longer be updated as of January 2024 but will remain online until the end of the year for research purposes.

Bioeconomy will continue to be important in Baden-Württemberg. In the future, you will find current information on the regional bioeconomy development in Baden-Württemberg on the portal for Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy Baden Württemberg.

Information on Sustainable Bioeconomy for rural areas can be obtained from the Ministry of Food, Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection BW (link only available in German), as well as on the MLR's YouTube channel with videos about the winners of the Innovation Prize Bioeconomy.

In the future, you will receive information about the urban and industrial bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg from the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, as well as all information on funding, support, events, and more under the Bioeconomy - Theme Page | Umwelttechnik BW .


Latest news

  • urban BioEconomyLab - 07/12/2023

    Baden-Württemberg is leading the way in the transition to a climate-neutral and sustainable economy. One of the projects undertaken is the Fraunhofer IGB’s "urban BioEconomyLab" project which aims to develop a transformation model and living laboratory to find bioeconomic solutions for the sustainable design of cities and municipal industry. What is new is that the IGB takes a systemic approach, focusing on biobased and circular value…

  • Recent research shows effectiveness of biosurfactants - 28/11/2023

    Oil spills from drilling platforms and tankers cause environmental pollution and a loss of biodiversity. Researchers at the University of Stuttgart, among others, are now using biosurfactants to improve the management of oil spills: their latest research shows that biosurfactants lead to better microbiological degradation of oil components in seawater compared to conventional dispersants.

  • The AlbLavendel project - 20/11/2023

    Blue-violet, fragrant fields like those in Provence may soon become a common sight in the Swabian Alb. As part of the AlbLavendel project, the University of Hohenheim along with the company naturamus GmbH and the German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf has started to investigate the cultivation of lavender, the production of essential oils and the use of distillation residues for producing textile fibres in the local region.

  • Climate-neutral wastewater treatment plants thanks to patented real-time analytics - 08/11/2023

    The wastewater industry is responsible for global greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of global aviation. The start-up Variolytics has found a way to significantly reduce greenhouse gases in wastewater treatment plants using real-time analytics. The patented sensor technology and AI-supported process optimisation offer multiple benefits: in addition to reducing nitrous oxide, the system helps to reduce energy costs and resources.

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