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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Oct 10 Tue
all-day EFIB – European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & The Bioeconomy – 2017 @ Square – Brussels Meeting Centre
EFIB – European Forum for Indust… @ Square – Brussels Meeting Centre
Oct 10 – Wednesday all-day
EFIB is back for its 10th year in 2017 and we are very excited to focus the programme on Bioeconomy 2.0: Commercial success and [...]
Oct 17 Tue
all-day Fakuma – International trade fair for plastics processing @ Messe Friedrichshafen
Fakuma – International trade fai… @ Messe Friedrichshafen
Oct 17 – Saturday all-day
Full house for the 25th birthday of the Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre: with roughly 1700 exhibitors from [...]
Dec 14 Thu
all-day 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit @ Helsinki, Finland
2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit @ Helsinki, Finland
Dec 14 – Friday all-day
Join us on 14-15 December 2017 in Helsinki, Finland for the 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit. Over 30 speakers from across the globe will share their views on [...]
all-day 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit @ Helsinki, Finland
2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit @ Helsinki, Finland
Dec 14 – Friday all-day
Join us on 14-15 December 2017 in Helsinki, Finland for the 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit. Over 30 speakers from across the globe will share their views on [...]

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