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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.

5th Bioeconomy Congress 2024

5th International Bioeconomy Congress 2024

The international Bioeconomy Congress BW will take place from September 18 to 19, 2024 in the Schwabenlandhalle in Fellbach. It offers an exclusive platform for exchange between researchers, municipalities, innovative companies and interested users from the regional, national and international environment. This year the focus is on translating research results into practice.

Participation is free of charge.
Registration required.


Survey Regarding Agricultural Side Streams Available Until 30.6.2023

Residues have potential beyond just being left on the field. Changing course and using these materials economically allows for more intelligent management of limited resources. With the ReBioBW project, the state wants to investigate which residues and sidestreams arise from production and which ways they are valuated. The results will be used to close loops in material cycles and will be an important cornerstone for future business models.

Ideenwettbewerb 2023

Ideenwettbewerb Bioökonomie 2023

The Ideenwettbewerb Bioökonomie 2023 is seeking actors that have developed outstanding, market-capable bioeconomic innovations. The state wants to support pioneers in the realm of bioökonomie and is searching for innovations that verifiably contribute to the framework presented by the Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy Baden-Württemberg.

Sustainably Designed for the Future Flyer

Sustainably Designed for the Future

Baden-Württemberg is home to a variety of outstanding research institutions, enterprises, state agencies, and municipalities that are currently at work developing and actualizing bioeconomical solutions. The Ministry of Food, Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection, the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, and the Sustainable Bioeconomy Council are working together to realize the provisions of the Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy.

Bioökonomie Akteursplattform

Akteursplattform Bioökonomie

The Akteursplattform Bioökonomie offers an overview of enterprises such as universities, research institutes, companies, and other organizations that are active in the bioeconomy. This tool supports the search for cooperation partners, knowledge transfer, and networking.

4th Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg 2022

4th Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg 2022

The 4th Bioeconomy Congress Baden-Württemberg 2022 took 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 aimed to promote the exchange between science and practice with presentations, discussions, workshops and excursions to lighthouse projects.



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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