Bio-economy: On The Way To The Bio-based Economy

Cabinet adopts national research strategy bioeconomy 2030 / Germany assumes international responsibility for world food supply Berlin/Bonn, November 18, 2010 one wants to use biological resources which secure global food, making agricultural production sustainable, produce safe and healthy food, industrial use of renewable raw materials and develop bio-based energy sources. In short: You will walk the path to a bio-based economy. “That last Wednesday the Cabinet has the national research strategy bioeconomy 2030 our way to a bio-based economy” decided. Therefore, more than two billion euros in the research should go in the next six years. The national research strategy took into account, which is based on the natural cycle, ensures an adequate and varied diet and increase their ability to compete with high-quality products made from renewable resources a sustainable bio-based economy. Around the world was so far from any other country a presented such a holistic research approach for the sustainable use of biological resources. This objective is associated with great opportunities for growth and employment. At the same time we assume international responsibility for the world’s food, raw materials and energy from biomass, as well as for the climate and environmental protection”, says Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of research, in a press statement.

It seeks to enable Erdol-the structural change from a research and innovation to a bio-based industries. Many companies are already on a green path and use biological resources sustainably. To replace that white is the Balinger system provider Bizerba, for example, not always the silver bullet in the repair service of a company a defective mechanical part with a new. To streamline the Ecobalance, the so-called green service the order of the day is at Bizerba. Defective engine parts are thereby repaired parts replaced, which were already in use, the Customer receives a discount. Technically the recycled components would be after new in nothing, so Robert Keller, Director of business services at Bizerba. An example, he highlights the positive eco-balance: Bizerba sold, for example, a specific type of balance in a minimum quantity of 100 000 in the 1990s, are calculated as approximately 180 000 different components that could be worked on again and reused.

You would have simply replaced by new components these components would have a chain of about 40 kilometers, so Keller. As a first measure, Rachel announced an innovation initiative to the white biotechnology, over the next five to ten years the BMBF provides up to 100 million available. White biotechnology is an important source of inspiration for the bioeconomy. In conventional chemical production processes are replaced increasingly by use micro-organisms or enzymes. Completely new products arise here: organic polymers as a plastic substitute or Food supplements from natural sources. With the bioeconomy Science Centre (BioSC), a research centre, where around 50 individual institutions will work under a name in the bio-economy of the future is in North Rhine-Westphalia. We are the first in Europe, which align itself decidedly on the bio-based economy”, says Annette Stettien, spokeswoman of the Forschungszentrum Julich, which is involved in one of the four partners in the BioSC. Each partner brings its particular strengths in the new Centre: Research Centre Julich in plant research and biotechnology, genetic sequencing in Dusseldorf, the agriculture in Bonn and the process engineering at the Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany. In total, 50 institutions are involved. Editing plain text ONLINE on the Hamdan 27 53127 Bonn E-Mail:

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