Bioeconomy

  • Use of the biomass of our planet as a resource for the more efficient production of food and non‐food products such as new materials, pharmaceuticals, biopolymers and chemicals as well as for the sustainable supply of energy.
  • Besides terrestrial biomass, make use of marine biomass as an alternative renewable feedstock for a regenerative bioeconomy.
  • Adapt specific technologies of mechanical, chemical, and biochemical nature and connect these interdisciplinary.
  • Apply the mega trend digitalization to create a great impact on this transformation process.
  • Develop advanced training and qualification programs to support a smooth transition from crude oil era to a competitive bioeconomy.
  • Educated and communicative scientists with social responsibility.
  • Take into consideration the influence of this transition on society and environment.

The schematic view of bioeconomy

The shift to biobased technologies

The biomass of our planet

Besides terrestrial biomass, marine biomass, including micro‐ and macroalgae are alternative renewable feedstock for a regenerative bioeconomy. They contain valuable components, such as rare sugars, structural polysaccharides, proteins and unique polymers. By using the complete biomass for either food or non‐food products, a circular principle without waste generation can be created that is able to produce a wider range of products than classical, fossil refineries. Consequently, widening the application of industrial biotechnology will smooth the way towards a competitive bioeconomy.

Utilization of biomass