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Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC)
Seventh international bioeconomy symposium

The BioSC network, in which Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) is a member, serves as a platform for inter- and transdisciplinary exchange and cooperation for a sustainable bioeconomy. In Bonn in November 2023, stakeholders from various sectors discussed current topics and developments, from primary production and the development of new products and concepts to sustainability assessment and social transformation. Philipp Sowa from HHU was awarded a poster prize at the symposium.


Philipp Sowa from the Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry at HHU won a prize at the 7th International BioSC Symposium for his poster “Valuable compounds from lupin plant resource side stream”. (Photo: Forschungszentrum Jülich)

At the “Bio-based solutions for a sustainable economy” symposium, participants from academia, industry, civil society and politics discussed a broad spectrum of issues, including:

  • Challenges of sustainable production of primary raw materials
  • Requirements with regard to future foods
  • New bio-based materials for construction, clothing and packaging
  • Collaboration between biology and chemistry for large-scale biotechnology applications

Poster sessions covering various bioeconomy research topics were also held, in which Philipp Sowa from the Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry at HHU was honoured with one of three prizes for his poster “Valuable compounds from lupin plant resource side stream”.

Detailed report on the 7th International BioSC Symposium

The Bioeconomy Science Center (BioSC)

Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, the University of Bonn and Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich Research Center – FZJ) already have outstanding research activities in numerous bioeconomy areas and form an excellent research landscape in a strongly bioeconomy-oriented industrial environment in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Based on a joint strategy and the involvement of existing scientific networks and collaborations, these institutions have developed a concept in which all relevant science branches are represented in an internationally recognised and currently unique competence centre – the Bioeconomy Science Center – in NRW to provide biomass and bio-based products and processes.

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