Cup plant flower

Perennial plants, such as the cup plant, are multifunctional. Utilizing cup plant for fiber or bioenergy production has a positive effect on local humus structure as well as biodiversity.

Basin of a sewage treatment plant

There are many valuable secondary raw materials that can be recovered from wastewater and sewage sludge.

Biogas plant Hahnennest

Cutting edge plant technology allows pioneers of the bioeconomy to shine on the innovation front.

Blooming field

Bioeconomical utilization pathways and products make it possible to utilize diverse crop mixtures and promote biodiversity.

Microalgal cell

In a sustainable bioeconomy, microalgae and other microorganisms have a variety of potential uses and applications.

Lentil field

Cultivating lentils –an important source of plant-based protein- with a special strain of Rhizobiaceae bacteria improved their growth requirements.

Large bales of straw

New utilization pathways can upgrade residues from agricultural cultivation.

Climate gas CO2

By combining innovative technologies, it is possible to capture CO2 from the atmosphere and make it usable as raw material.

Raw material turnaround and circular economy

Excellent research institutions and universities in Baden-Württemberg are working on the establishment of a circular economy and the turnaround of raw materials.

Sunlit clearing in the forest

Forests bind CO2 and provide some of the most important raw materials. Valorizing even low value material flows is possible through bioeconomical processes.

Waste sorting

The consistent collection of waste as well as recycling-friendly designs of consumer goods allow for the efficient use of resources and a circular economy.

Sustainably Designed for the Future!

Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy Baden Württemberg

Due to the bioeconomy, sustainable production and the utilization of biological resources are gaining importance. The bioeconomy connects ecology and economy with technological as well as social questions. These reasons motivated the implementation of the Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy in 2019.
On this page, you will find links to information concerning the state strategy, funding opportunities, and invitations for competition submissions, as well as relevant definitions and examples of already implemented solutions.
This website will work to connect relevant stakeholders and guide users to current topics, events, and dates important to the bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg.

4th Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg 2022

4th Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg 2022

The 4th Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg 2022 takes place from 26th to 28th September 2022 under the title "Contributions of the Bioeconomy to the European Green Deal" at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. With the congress, we promote the exchange between science and practice with presentations, discussions, workshops and excursions to lighthouse projects. Participation is free of cost, registration required.



Biorefineries for the recovery of raw materials from waste and wastewater: “Bio-Ab-Cycling” [Ab = Abwasser (wastewater) und Abfall (waste)]. The Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector promotes the development and implementation of modular “biorefineries” through the application of environmental technologies and bio-intelligent solutions.



The bioeconomic innovations and investment program for value chains derived from agricultural and forestry biomass (Bioökonomie Innovation- und Investitionsprogramm für den Ländlichen Raum (BIPL). Apply now to kick off the transition process to biobased resources at your company.


New Coalition Agreement

The state government (CDU and Green party) published a renewal contract on May 8th. This link compiles the goals it outlined for the bioeconomy sector.



The Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection, and the Energy Sector promotes a technology and market survey as well as short feasibility studies in this important field.

Fernsehturm Stuttgart

Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy

The Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy Baden-Württemberg is an interdepartmental strategy implemented under the leadership of two ministries. This collaboration will make it possible to observe the circular economy of material flows between spaces, regions, and sectors.


Funding Programs

The Ministry of Food, Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection (MLR) and the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector (UM) have launched funding programs regarding various topics and for a variety of target audiences in the realm of bioeconomy.


Actors in Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg leads as a seat of innovation, science, and industry, where many actors in the bioeconomy are already active.

Bioökonomiedefinition aus der Landesstrategie Nachhaltige Bioökonomie

What is Bioeconomy?

Securely provisioning a growing global populace with healthy foods and the sustainable development of renewable and recyclable raw material sources for the production of materials and energy demands innovative approaches that consider the entire production process.


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