Bioeconomy – Value Creation with a Future
The global challenges of the 21st century, such as global population growth, the related resource depletion, and climate change, demand a more sustainable approach to resource use. The long-term goal: the structural shift away a fossil fuel-aligned economy to an energetically and raw material-efficient circular economy that is more strongly based in renewable or recyclable resources.
Through the bioeconomy, sustainable production and the utilization of biological resources and the application of biological knowledge are gaining importance. Innovative technologies can extract raw materials from waste, residues, wastewater, and waste gas and return them into the economic cycle. The bioeconomy connects ecology and economy with technological as well as social aspects. As a result, the bioeconomy will act as one of the most important drivers of innovation in the coming years.
The government of Baden-Württemberg adopted the Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy in 2019.