Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC)Forschungszentrum Jülich
Following an integrative strategy, the Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) conducts research for a sustainable bioeconomy. Since its foundation in 2010, it pools the expertise of the research and educational institutions RWTH Aachen, the University of Bonn, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, and Forschungszentrum Jülich. Currently, 54 research institutes contribute to the Center.
The BioSC integrates all disciplines and branches of research that may contribute to the sustainable provision of biomass, bio-based products, and processes in the bioeconomy value network.
Interdisciplinary research is conducted on a host of bioeconomic topics, including the following:
- Sustainable production of plant-based biomass taking into account the diverse, interacting paths of its utilization while safeguarding the environmental resources soil and water
- Molecular and microbial transformation of bio-based resources into valuable materials
- Chemical engineering technologies for the transformation of bio-based resources in integrated processes
- Analysis and evaluation of economic preconditions for and societal effects of a bio-based economy