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Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy Baden-Württemberg

Baden-Württemberg: Sustainably devised - Future-proofed!

With the Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy Baden-Württemberg, the state promotes the utilization of a renewable or recycled raw materials as well as the development of biological processes or production methods for sustainable products. These serve to protect our natural resources and strengthen the scientific position of Baden-Württemberg. 

Goals and Focal Points

  • Reduction of the usage of fossil-based raw materials and the dependence on energy and raw material imports
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Baden-Württemberg
  • Conservation of natural resources and preservation of biodiversity
  • Establishment of a sustainable and circularly-oriented economy
  • Strengthen rural areas via regional value creation and attractive, future-proof job creation

Reliable and innovation-friendly framework conditions will help the economy exploit the potential of innovation technologies and future growth of markets. Among these are, for example, new production systems and conversion processes for biomass, the utilization of biological metabolisms for resource-efficient production processes, innovation along the food value chain, the development of sustainable produced chemicals and new materials, the biological recycling of CO2 for green chemistry, as well as the implementation of biological knowledge for the development of new innovative processes and products. Baden-Württemberg is famous as a center of modern technology and economy, recognized worldwide for its development of efficient, energy-saving, and environmentally friendly technologies.  

Due to the interdepartmental cooperation of the Ministry of Food, Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection (MLR) and the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector (UM), the specific expertise of both ministries merges into one overall approach.

To transfer knowledge from application-oriented research into practice, the Sustainable Bioeconomy Strategy will be setting up targeted programs and competitions. These will allow for feasibility studies, financial investments, and assist marketable products in making a breakthrough. The focus of investment incentives will be pilot or demonstration plants for modular biofactories that will be able to test new technologies.

Action Areas

The promotion of innovation in both of these action areas:

  • Bioeconomy in rural development
  • Bioeconomy in industrial and urban development

are supported by these common cross-sectional action areas: 

This way, the bioeconomy will uphold the goals and principles of sustainability of the state of Baden-Württemberg and of the European Green Deal and support the sustainable development of enterprises in Baden-Württemberg.  

More Information

Baden-Württemberg's sustainable bioeconomy strategy
(4. Juni 2019) (pdf) (English)

Landesstrategie Nachhaltige Bioökonomie Baden-Württemberg
(4. Juni 2019) (pdf) (German)

Flyer Bioeconomy - Sustainably Designed for the Future
(December 2022) (pdf) (German)

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