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Building a bioeconomy (model region) through biological transformation: innovating NRWs industrial landscape

08 Nov 2023
Sustainable Materials and Chemicals
Mitigating climate change is one of, if not the greatest challenge humanity faces to preserve the livelihood for future generations. A biological transformation of industries towards a sustainable bioeconomy within a climate-neutral circular economy requires novel value chains and sustainable innovation.
Here the Rheinische Revier is a powerhouse for its transformation into a model region for sustainable and circular bioeconomy showcasing resource-efficient and sustainable business practices. With a strong agricultural sector, an excellent and diverse industrial base and research landscape, the Rheinische Revier offers the best conditions for implementing biobased business models.
Sustainable structural change with high value-added products based on local, renewable raw materials and the creation of new jobs is what drives us! We will give you an insight into how we innovate industrial landscape in Germanys largest federal state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
Prof Ulrich Schurr, Director of Plant Sciences, Bioeconomy Science Center and BioökonomieREVIER - Forschungszentrum Jülich
Prof Ulrich Schwaneberg, Head of the Institute of Biotechnology and Bio4MatPro Competence - RWTH Aachen University & DWI