About us

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

  • 06.11.

    TRANSECT Kick-off Workshop at HNE Eberswalde

    On October 21 and 22, 2019 the Kick-off Workshop of the junior research group TRANSECT took place at HNEE ...  more

  • 05.11.

    Blog post: „Contested Energy Territories in the Post-carbon Transitions: Considerations from Two Cases of Wind-energy Production in Mexico and Italy“

    Blog post by Rosa Lehmann and Samadhi Lipari (mehr …) ...  more

  • 21.10.

    „Towards an advanced bioeconomy? Sino-Brazilian trade in the era of decarbonization“

    Presentation at the Kick-Off Workshop of the BMBF Juni ...  more

Latest publications

  • How Effective is Multiple Certification in Improving the Economic Conditions of Smallholder Farmers?

    Dietz, T., Chong, A.E., Grabs, J. and B. Kilian. 2 ...  more

  • Sugarcane Industry Expansion and Changing Land and Labor Relations in Brazil. The Case of Mato Grosso do Sul 2000–2016

    Lorenzen, Kristina. 2019. Suga ...  more

  • Agrarkraftstoffe

    Backhouse, M. 2019. Agrarkraftstoffe, in: Brunner, Jan; Dobelmann, Anna; Kirst, Sarah; Prause Louisa (Ed.): Wörterbuch Land- und Ress ...  more

Latest events

  • 09.12.

    „Police violence, punishment and race production in Brazil“

    The presentation aims to introduce the main ideas surrounding ongoing research ... more

  • 18.-19.11.

    4th International BioSC Symposium in Cologne

    Natalie Laibach and Neus Escobar will be presenting two posters on the progress of STRIVE component 2 at t ... more

  • 15.-18.10.

    19th European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP) in Barcelona, Spain

    "Circular Europe for Sustainability: Design, Production ... here