Bioeconomy as an Alternative to Fossil Fuels?


Public lecture series at RWTH Aachen


Not only electricity and heat, but also products in our everyday life - from plastic bottles to car parts - are currently produced with sustainable raw materials. Agriculture and forestry produce the biomass necessary for this. But how can a bio-based economy provide the fundamentals provide the supply of raw materials and energy that is future-proof?

The lecture "Bioeconomy – A Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels?" will address these topics. The public is welcome to attend the event on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 6 to 8pm, at the RWTH Kármán Auditorium, Hörsaal Fo5, Eilfschornsteinstraße 15. The audience will have a chance to discuss with the speaker after the talk.

The event is part of the lecture series "Grand Challenges of Bioeconomy – Fundamentals and Integrated Approaches to Solutions," organized by the Bioeconomy Science Center. RWTH Aachen, the universities of Bonn and Düsseldorf, and Forschungszentrum Jülich are involved in the center. Here you can find additional information about the lecture series.

Tailor-Made Fuels and Products from Biomass - Challenges and Chances for Sustainable Development Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner, Institute for Technical Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry (ITMC), RWTH Aachen

Biopolymers?! – Current Production Processes and Future Challenges

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Briechle, Group GCP/PH, Industrial Biotechnology, BASF SE
Reusable Materials from Renewable Raw Materials – Creation and Development of Production Processes Prof. Dr. Alexander Mitsos, Chair of System Process Engineering (AVT), RWTH Aachen