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Bioeconomy: Shaping the future

Projects in the bioeconomy field

With its 2019 ‘Sustainable Bioeconomy for Baden-Württemberg’ strategy, the Baden-Württemberg government created the framework for the further development of a biobased economy. BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg is involved in implementing this strategy in cooperation with the state’s ministries as well as in international projects.

Carbon is the key raw material of almost all products and forms of energy in our world. Today, carbon of fossil origin is still mostly used to produce products and fuels. The goal must be to put our economic system on a new footing and develop new, non-fossil carbon sources for material and energy use. To do this, processes need to be modified and, where sensible and possible, either be replaced by biological processes or using biological processes as a model. In order to use renewable resources as sustainably as possible, we need to think of our economy in terms of value-added networks and develop them as part of a circular economy. BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg is actively working on this bioeconomic transformation of the economy and informing society about the progress made in Baden-Württemberg.


The Bio-based Industries (BBI) initiative is a European initiative aimed at facilitating the transition from a fossil fuel- to a biobased economy. It has funding of approximately four billion euros. BIOPRO can act as a representative for Baden-Württemberg companies in the associated Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC).


The ‘GoDanuBio’ project is part of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme, and its goal is to promote regional development in the Danube region through the bioeconomy. The ‘GoDanuBio’ project is designed to increase the attractiveness of rural areas in the Danube region, create new jobs, and thereby prevent the migration of young people to the cities. Demographic change is to be managed at the regional and local level through participatory governance and citizen involvement. For this purpose, BIOPRO is working in cooperation with 19 project partners and 7 associated partners from 10 countries in the Danube region.

A new push for the bioeconomy

The Bioeconomy start-up initiative is an association involving people from different organisations and focuses on the targeted further development of the bioeconomy ecosystem for start-ups and SMEs in Baden-Württemberg.

For any questions and suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact the BIOPRO bioeconomy team.

Website address: https://www.bio-pro.de/en/projects/bioeconomy