paving the path for a sustainable bioeconomy
The challenges that our society are facing are enormous, including climate change, growing population, limited resources, decline of crude oil, energy supply, nutrition, health and mobility.
The development of smart bioeconomy concepts will play a pivotal role in future developments based on more efficient use of our planet’s biomass and aimed at producing new bio-based materials, pharmaceuticals, biopolymers and chemicals for various applications.
Digitalization will have a great impact on this transformation process as well as advanced training and qualification programs.
The successful transition from crude oil era to bioconomy will be dependent on the efficient conversion of biomass by reliable and stable catalytic processes.
Specific adapted technologies of mechanical, chemical and biotechnological nature are needed and interdisciplinary connected. In addition, other disciplines including metagenomics, transcriptomics, logistics and social aspects are essential.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Garabed Antranikian