The bioeconomy system
This book is a concise overview of the status quo of the bioeconomy and its future developments - in Germany and beyond. Numerous practitioners from business, science, civil society and politics show how the bioeconomy is addressing the global problems of the future. Based on renewable raw materials and energies, the bioeconomy is developing new products and processes with the aim of shaping a more ecologically and economically sustainable future. But can it succeed? What are its opportunities and limitations? Which framework conditions influence it? The book answers these questions with a systemic view of the bioeconomy and thus enables a quick orientation in this topic. This is additionally supported by numerous graphics. The book thus invites readers to help shape the future of the bioeconomy. The editors Prof. Dr.-Ing. Daniela Thrän is Head of the Bioenergy Department at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ (Leipzig site) and at the same time Head of the Bioenergy Systems Division at the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) in Leipzig. She holds the Chair of Bioenergy Systems at the University of Leipzig. From 2012 to 2019 she was a member of the Bioeconomy Council and from 2012 to 2017 she was head of the accompanying scientific research in the "Leading-Edge Cluster Bioeconomy". M.A. Urs Moesenfechtel works at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ, Department of Bioenergy, as a science communicator with a focus on the bioeconomy. There, he was in charge of the communication activities within the framework of the accompanying research of the Bioeconomy Cluster of Excellence as well as the Bioeconomy Information Office (BIB). This book is a translation of an original German edition. The translation was done with the help of artificial intelligence (machine translation by the service DeepL.com). A subsequent human revision was done primarily in terms of content, so that the book will read stylistically differently from a conventional translation.