As the global population increases, agricultural land recedes, and fossil fuel resources are on the decline, there is a need to transition from an oil-based economy to one based on the sustainable use of renewable resources. It is in this respect that the bioeconomy – a bio-based economy built on the sustainable use of natural material cycles – can make some key contributions.
The Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC) is a competence platform for the sustainable bioeconomy coordinated by Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn, and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
BioökonomieREVIER Rheinland is intended as a pilot project for all of Europe in which the conversion of the traditional economy based on fossil fuels into a sustainable bioeconomy adapted to the local conditions and future prospects is implemented in the Rhineland region.
Geoverbund ABC/J is the geoscientific network in the research region of Aachen–Bonn–Cologne/Jülich. The geoscientific institutes of RWTH Aachen University, the University of Bonn, the University of Cologne, and Forschungszentrum Jülich all collaborate under its umbrella.