Dr Christian Patermann will open the 6th International Bioeconomy Conference in Halle

The “father” of Europe’s bioeconomy will speak on 10 May at the German National Academy of Sciences

The 6th International Bioeconomy Conference will be held on 10 and 11 May at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle an der Saale.

Dr. Christian Patermann (c) Foto: Michael Deutsch

Dr. Christian Patermann (c) Foto: Michael Deutsch

In addition to numerous prominent scientists and renowned companies and trademark owners from Germany and Europe, a very special guest is also expected: Dr Christian Patermann, pioneer of the European bioeconomy and former director of the European Commission.

The conference has been held every year since 2012 by the ScienceCampus Halle – Plant-based Bioeconomy (WCH) and the Leading-Edge Cluster BioEconomy. It ranks among the most widely recognised bioeconomy events in the country, gathering together important scientific and industrial bioeconomy actors every year in Halle an der Saale.

We are particularly pleased to have recruited Dr Patermann for our conference this year,” reports Horst Mosler, managing director of BCM BioEconomy Cluster Management GmbH, who explains: „Patermann is regarded as one of the most important trailblazers of the bioeconomy in Europe. His many years of commitment to sustainable land use and food security have enabled him to intensively advance bioeconomy research in Europe. He has also strongly promoted political and social interest in the bioeconomy in his previous role as the director of the European Commission and member of the Bioeconomy Council.”

“Circular Bioeconomy” – from aromas to plant oils

Despite retiring in 2007, Patermann remains an important and much sought-after advisor by institutions and the authorities on matters concerning the bioeconomy. He, along with Professor Jörg Hacker, president of the Leopoldina, Professor Ludger Wessjohann from the ScienceCampus Halle and Professor Matthias Zscheile from the Leading-Edge Cluster BioEconomy, will open the 6th International Bioeconomy Conference at 3 pm on May 10.

Following this, participants will take part in a two-day programme under the motto “Circular Bioeconomy”, with interesting lectures on the topics of (1) aromas, fragrances and dietary supplements, (2) grains, (3) wood and (4) plant-based oils.

Fruitful dialogue between industry and research

With the conference series, the initiators aim to successfully bring together industry and science and, through their selection of speakers, also explicitly address small and medium-sized companies. For example, Professor Frederic Bourgaud from the French University of Lorraine will increase the participants’ understanding about new technologies for producing natural plant-based raw materials. In addition to his research and teaching activities in the field of plant biotechnology, Bourgaud founded the company Plant Advanced Technology (PAT) in 2005 which develops research programmes for natural active substances and innovative technologies for producing plant-based substances for use in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agrochemistry industries.

“The company now employs 65 people and is a prime example of how scientific results can be effectively harnessed by industry,” remarks Professor Klaus Pillen from the ScienceCampus Halle, adding: “Therefore we cordially welcome SMEs to take advantage of the wealth of experience of successful bioeconomy actors, such as Professor Bourgaud, and to find out about local cooperation and funding opportunities in the area of the bioeconomy. The conference provides an ideal platform for establishing important contacts to science, and for discussing the potentials of one’s own production facilities, applications and solutions.” 

Further information can be found at www.bioeconomy-conference.de

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