RWTHextern: Open Lectures on the Bioeconomy




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In collaboration with the Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC), RWTHextern hosts two lectures as part of its Sustainability in Focus lecture series. The public is invited to attend.


Professor Sonja Herres-Pawlis from the RWTH Institute of Inorganic Chemistry will speak on the topic of "Bioplastics – Sustainable Synthesis and Recycling". The lecture will take place on Monday, May 30, 2022, and is scheduled to start at 6:30pm in lecture hall HKW2, Wüllnerstraße 1.

Bioplastics are suitable for a wide range of applications. In the packaging sector, they could replace more than 30 percent of non-degradable plastics. Moreover, they are too valuable to be used only once – mechanical and chemical recycling processes may pave the way towards a circular economy for bioplastics.

"Bioeconomy - Examples of Sustainable Use" is the title of the lecture by Professor Andreas Jupke from the RWTH Chair of Fluid Process Engineering, scheduled to take place Monday, June 13, 2022, at 6:30pm in lecture hall HKW2, Wüllnerstraße 1.

Many products are manufactured on the basis of petroleum. Biorefineries are of key importance for the transition to using renewable raw materials. However, they face particular challenges, for example due to the great heterogeneity and complexity of the raw materials. The RWTH’s process engineering departments (AVT) are developing energy and resource efficient processes in order to enable competitive manufacturing of products from renewable raw materials.

Attendance at both events is free of charge, registration is not required. Please note that the lectures will be given in German.