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Research and science on bio-based circular economy

Bioeconomy: in the eye of science and research

Does the bioeconomy need science? Viewed very critically and almost cynically, scientists are the part of our fellow citizens who play mind chess in an elitist ivory tower far from reality, provide us with fears of the future and with their institutes and experiments around 4.5 billion euros (2011) in tax money ( 1.3% of the state budget). I remember …

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What is bioeconomy?

The melting pot of the bioeconomy

Even if DIE WELT recently reported that Angela Merkel's constituency floats on oil, this discovery does little to change the fact that Germany still has no significant oil reserves. It is estimated that the new oil deposits in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg can produce a maximum of 40 million barrels of oil in a conventional manner. ...

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Bioeconomy tree

The bioeconomy as a unifying peace pipe for existing conflicts

“There is as much energy in 1 liter of oil as 100 people can work with their hands in 24 hours!” (Source: Home, Der Film) No wonder that our society thirsts for such an energetic resource. In Germany we use around 4 liters of crude oil per person per day. As if an invisible armada would ...

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Energy crops on post-mining landscapes

Perennial energy crops for the recultivation of post-mining landscapes

Many thanks to the Association for the Promotion of Biomass and Renewable Raw Materials Freiberg eV for the article about the use of energy crops for the recultivation of post-mining landscapes. A harmonious energy transition from the fossil to the regenerative energy industry is visible in the projects of the association. The colorful community of the ... also reports on the progress and obstacles of the energy transition.

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