Strategic core competencies of the BioEconomy Cluster

The core competencies of the BioEconomy Cluster are the result of its broad range of industries and the corresponding technology and problem-solving competencies of its members. The future bioeconomics sector is made up of all of the economic sectors that produce, process or sustainably use biological resources and therefore includes a variety of industries. The BioEconomy Cluster integrates pre-existing cluster structures in the region such as the Cluster “Chemistry/Plastics Central Germany”, the Wood Cluster “Rottleberode”, the Energy and Environment Cluster in Leipzig with its network BioEnergy and the network surrounding the Fraunhofer Centre for Chemical-Biotechnological Processes (CBP) in Leuna. Added to this are various branches of the chemical industry, the plastics and plastic processing industry, the paper and pulp industry, machine and plant engineering for processing industries, and renowned research institutions from all related sectors.

The core technological competencies of the leading edge cluster are the development, up-scaling and application of innovative technological processes for the sustainable use of bio-based raw materials from the non-food sector. These are used to produce high-value products for various industrial sectors. The Wood Cluster “Rottleberode” provides the crucial technological competency needed to supply and process wood as a raw material and to mechanically recycle it. The companies at the chemical site in Leuna and the Fraunhofer partners IAP, PAZ and IWMH are competent in the further processing of basic chemicals. The competency for energy recovery of residual waste streams is covered by DBFZ Leipzig and other partners from the BioEnergy Network Leipzig. The material flows are monitored by UFZ Leipzig.

 

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 [...]
Feb 7 Wed
all-day Lignofuels 2018 – Advanced Biofuels & Materials Conference @ Amsterdam
Lignofuels 2018 – Advanced Biofu… @ Amsterdam
Feb 7 – 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 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 [...]
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 [...]

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