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Russian –German Seminar on Bioeconomy


(Moscow, September 20th-21st, 2018)

The National Research Center “”Kurtchatov institute”, Moscow, the Russian Federation, and the Institute of Bio-and Geosciences, IBG-2, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Jülich, Germany, participate in the joint “Algnutrient-UrBioSol project in the frame of the German-Russian International Bioeconomy program (GER-RUS Bioeconomy), implemented from the Russian side through the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and from the German side through the Federal Ministry of Education and Science of the Federal Republic of Germany. The entire agglomerate of problems being solved in the frame of the efficacious cooperation established directly refers to the urgent bioeconomy construction task and can be reflected in the context of the Russian - German “road map” issues in education, science, research and innovations fields. In order to further develop the Russian-German cooperation in issues mentioned a mutual seminar covering a wide range of topics beyond the frame of the implemented project is envisaged. In the course of the seminar the priority technologies, bioeconomy standards and innovative approaches in appropriate fields will be mutually discussed. It is envisaged to invite leading specialist and experts of both countries to participate at the seminar, to exchange experience, to discuss and estimate the perspective activity.

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Moscow, Russian Federation

OrganizersNational Research Center «Kurchatov Institute»Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Contact PersonsMichail Popov Raif VasilovUlrich Schurr Christina Schreiber
Phone Number+79852625010+492461613207

Information concerning the seminar


Russian-German seminar on bioeconomy “Bioeconomy and Global Challenges”


2 days

Preliminary term

September 20th-21st, 2018

Number of participantsabout 30 (~10 from Germany)


The seminar is dedicated to the topic “Approaches to bioeconomy development in Russia and Germany”

The seminar has to become a forum for experience exchange and determination of future perspective cooperation directions in the field.

Target audience :

Interested participants working in research institutes, universities, representatives of business involved in bioeconomy or planning to be active in the field, including the sphere of Russian-German cooperation

The seminar will include following sessions:

- Resource bases for bioeconomy

- Biomass conversion modes

- Industrial biotechnology

- Bioenergy

- Social and economic aspects of bioeconomy


Principal discussion topics

- Biomass production: agricultural, logistic and food aspects;

- Technologic and production-market biomass chains, commodity flows, resources utilization cycles;

- Raising the resources utilization efficiency (in biological and technical systems, including the life cycle analysis and modelling);

- Biomass products and half-products with high added value;

- Bioeconomy opportunities under conditions of


Environment changes and new challenges: the rational land tenure, water resources management, measures to overcome climate change consequences etc.

- the place and role of bioenergy in production-market chains;

- Technologies and processes when manufacturing products based on reusable sources (fuel and energy generation, fine chemistry, pharmaceutics, nutriceutics etc.)

- social aspects of bioeconomy development


(food and energy safety, territories development, life quality elevation, macro- and microeconomy aspects)

Issues offered for discussion:

- analysis of integration platform potential opportunities, such as e.g. BioSC;

- study of world experience, comparison of different organization versions of international collaboration in bioeconomy field (in the context of Russian-German links);

- the legal base of bioeconomy: national and international;

- acute topics suggested for round table discussion:

- a bioregion as a basic structural element for bioeconomy;

- possibilities of biorefining able to secure the competitiveness of innovative technologies and products;

- bioeconomy and global challenges;

- naturelike technologies: contemporary status and prospects