What is the bioeconomy?

The bioeconomy encompasses all of the economic sectors that refine biogenic resources using physical, chemical and biotech processes with the aim of producing primary, intermediate and end products. The bioeconomy is therefore made up of a variety of sectors that have, until now, been regarded separately; however, because of their common resource “biomass” they are increasingly interlinked with one another. This interlinking brings with it new challenges that have to be overcome. Not only does this involve the development and market launch of new production processes – particularly with regard to the material use of biomass – but also the cooperative collaboration that spans industry borders and exists between economic sectors that have developed systematically different experiences, factors for success and procedures. The valuable biomass resource can only be used efficiently and effectively by working sensibly together.

The joint guiding vision of bioeconomics is to establish corresponding coupled production and cascade utilisation processes whereby the participating branches provide the resources and by-products which they do not need themselves to be used as raw materials in other sectors.

In the past few years revenues from the bioeconomy have risen approximately 13 % per year in the European Union. EU-wide more than 21 million people are employed in all bioeconomy sectors producing around two trillion euros in annual revenues. In Germany around two million people contribute to revenues totalling around 300 billion euros.

Because of nature’s special capacity for synthesis, products made from biomass often have attractive product characteristics that already suggest today a move away from fossil raw materials.

 

Mar 20 Tue
all-day World Bio Markets 2018 @ assenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)
World Bio Markets 2018 @ assenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA)
Mar 20 – Friday all-day
Bio-based chemicals are an exciting and growing sector with the potential to deliver relatively higher margins and more innovative properties compared to fuels. This stream [...]
Apr 19 Thu
all-day Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 @ Berlin, Telekom Forum (HSR), Germany
Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 @ Berlin, Telekom Forum (HSR), Germany
Apr 19 all-day
Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 @ Berlin, Telekom Forum (HSR), Germany | Berlin | Berlin | Deutschland
The second Global Bioeconomy Summit will be held in the Telekom Forum, which is located in the historical center of Berlin. It is just a [...]
Jun 4 Mon
all-day BIO International Convention 2018 @ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
BIO International Convention 2018 @ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Jun 4 – Thursday all-day
The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and [...]
Jun 6 Wed
all-day The 7th International Bioeconomy Conference @ Leopoldina - German National Academy of Sciences, Jägerberg 1
The 7th International Bioeconomy… @ Leopoldina - German National Academy of Sciences, Jägerberg 1
Jun 6 – Thursday all-day
This two-day conference aims to bring together key advanced biofuels and  materials stakeholders for forum discussions and networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies [...]
Jun 11 Mon
all-day ACHEMA 2018 @ Exhibition grounds of Messe Frankfurt
ACHEMA 2018 @ Exhibition grounds of Messe Frankfurt
Jun 11 – Friday all-day
ACHEMA is the world forum for chemical engineering and the process industry innovations’ platform and technology summit trend-setting meeting point take-off for investment decisions international [...]
Jul 16 Mon
all-day BIO World Congress in Industrial Biotechnology @ BIO World Congress in Industrial Biotechnology
BIO World Congress in Industrial… @ BIO World Congress in Industrial Biotechnology
Jul 16 – Thursday all-day
This two-day conference aims to bring together key advanced biofuels and  materials stakeholders for forum discussions and networking, including leaders from advanced generation biofuels companies [...]
Oct 16 Tue
all-day EFIB 2018 – European Forum for Industrial Biotech and the Bioeconomy @ Toulouse, Frankreich
EFIB 2018 – European Forum for I… @ Toulouse, Frankreich
Oct 16 – Thursday all-day
Join over 650 bio-based leaders in 2018 for the 11th edition of EFIB in Toulouse, France, on the 16th, 17th and 18th of October. More [...]

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