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Bioeconomy involves the use of biological resources, products, and principles in all economic sectors. Bioeconomic societal transformation is frequently proposed as a potential pathway to achieve sustainable development.

This webpage is maintained by social science oriented junior research groups supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the Program „Bioeconomy and Societal Change“. It aims at sharing research results and at informing about ongoing research activities and related events.

Latest news

  • 16.07.

    Press releases about recently published study in Brazil

    The study “Spatially-explicit footprints of agricultural commodities: Mapping carbon emission ...  more

  • 28.05.

    Field research at the Bazancourt-Pomacle biocluster near Reims, France

    In January 2020, David Ayrapetyan conducted a field research at the Bazancourt-P ...  more

  • 22.05.

    Interviews with experts and evaluation of scientific publications about the concept of bio-economy

    The term bio-economy is mentioned more frequently in ...  more

Latest publications

  • Sustainability check for bio-based technologies: A review of process-based and life cycle approaches

    Escobar, N. and Laibach, N. 2020. Sustainability c ...  more

  • Mental Models of Sustainability: The Degrowth Doughnut Model

    Domazet, M., Rilović, A., Ančić, B., Andersen, B., Richardson, L., Brajdić Vuković, M ...  more

  • Degrowth in Movement(s). Exploring pathways for transformation

    Schmelzer, Matthias; Burkhart, Corinna; Treu, Nina (Hrsg.) (2020): Degrowth in Movement( ...  more

Latest events

  • 07.-08.10.

    Workshop about the future of growth and the promise of the bioeconomy in Jena, Germany

    The aim of the workshop is to discuss the relationships between ... more

  • 21.-22.09.

    Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020 in Freiburg, Germany

    Hosted by the Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy, University of ... more

  • 28.05.

    Opening panel of the ’start-up safari‘ in Leipzig

    Kerstin Wilde will be on the opening panel of the ‘start-up safari’ of the city of Le ...