Factsheet: National Research Strategy bioeconomy 2030

National Research Strategy bioeconomy 2030

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Description: 
With the National Research Strategy BioEconomy 2030, the Federal Government is establishing the conditions for the vision of a sustainable biobased economy by 2030. The concept of the bioeconomy covers the ag-ricultural economy and all manufacturing sectors and associated service areas that develop, produce, process, handle, or utilise any form of biological resources, such as plants, animals, and microorganisms. The research strategy lays out five priority fields of action for further development towards a knowledge-based, internationally competi-tive bioeconomy. These are: global food security, sustainable agricultural production, healthy and safe foods, the industrial application of renewable resources, and the development of biomass-based energy carriers. Thereby, food security always takes the highest priority. Between 2010 and 2016, the "Nationale Forschungsstrategie BioÖkonomie 2030" of the German Federal Government grants 2.4 Billion Euro to research and the realization of a knowledge-based bioeconomy in Germany. € 1.1 bn for nutrition research, € 0.8 bn for industrial-material utilization, € 0.5 bn for energetic utilization.
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The government's goal is to reach a structural economic shift from a fossil- to a biobased industry through research and innovation. This shift is connected with enormous chances for growth and employment. At the same thime, the strategy aims at taking over responsibility for global nutrition, security of supply for biobased raw materials and energy as well as for climate and environmental protection on an international level.

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