Chemistry meets the timber industry – the BioEconomy Cluster

The BioEconomy Cluster is an association made up of companies, research institutes and educational institutions that work in close partnership to build the foundations of a bio-based economy. Their aim is to promote the material and energetic use of biomass in the form of innovative processes used in the production of materials, platform chemicals, products and energy carriers on the basis of renewable non-food resources like beech wood. On the scale of a regional centre of competency – the Central Germany Cluster Region – value chains are expanded and sustainably and efficiently optimised through coupled production and cascade utilisation of waste materials.

The aim is to create a bioeconomy model region for Germany and Europe. The cluster region provides excellent conditions as an established chemical location and timber region.

Currently more than 75 companies, research institutes and educational institutions are organised within the BioEconomy Cluster (Cluster members A-Z). In 2012 the cluster was one of the winners of the Leading Edge Cluster Competition held by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Currently intensive work is being conducted as part of 44 collaborative research projects and about 144 subprojects. By 2017 as much as 80 million euros will have been put towards conducting research and implementing the bioeconomy as part of the funding of Leading Edge Clusters (50% of this coming from industry).

Beyond its regional focus, the BioEconomy Cluster is also connected with decision-makers from relevant industries and represents its members throughout Europe.

 

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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 [...]
Jun 27 Wed
all-day MATX 2018 – International Conference on Material Innovation @ Nürnberg Messe
MATX 2018 – International Confer… @ Nürnberg Messe
Jun 27 – Thursday all-day
  Material Innovativ will be MatX 2018 The international conference “MatX” of Bayern Innovativ GmbH will be held at the heart of the northern [...]
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 [...]
Sep 11 Tue
all-day World Bioeconomy Forum 2018 @ Ruka, Finnland
World Bioeconomy Forum 2018 @ Ruka, Finnland
Sep 11 – Thursday all-day
Biostrategies are evolving Forests role mitigating climate change Evolving value chains based on bio-feedstock Bioeconomy – mitigating losses In the middle of the forest [...]
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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