Development of a Systematic Monitoring of the Bioeconomy - Dimension 1: Resource Base and Sustainability / Production of Biomass
Food security, climate protection, biodiversity as well as supply of bio materials and renewable energy pose significantly challenges to our economy. But even the question of the actual state of bio-economy in Germany could not satisfactorily be answered. Not only the knowledge about the paths of bio-based material is lacking but also detailed data does often not exist. Thus, an assessment of the bio based economy is not possible.
The objective is to develop the basics for a national monitoring system of present and future flows of biomass. Here, the resource base (biomass utilization/ biomass potential) has to be measured as well as the flow of the biomass right down to the end consumers. Possible changes of the supply chains as a result of further developments have been to take into account, too.
Reliable information is an essential foundation for policy decisions. We are therefore working:
Even if only dynamic technological development with new opportunities is considered, which has not been identified today, and the understanding of systemic relationships und interactions continously is expanded, we finally achieve a challenging modelling, which may be further improved.
On this basis an integrated approach for energy, material flow based and cross-sectoral, macroeconomic sustainability balance of the bioeconomy should be developed.
On 20.03.2018 the first status conference "Towards a sustainable bioeconomy" took place in Berlin. The results from all three dimensions involved were presented there.
The presentation of dimension 1 can be downloaded here (only available in German):
Project results of Dimension 1 are published in Thünen Working Paper 149.
Essential Results of Dimension 1, 2 and 3 presented in the Pilotbericht Bioökonomie-Monitoring (german only).
11.2016 - 2.2020
Project funding number: 22002416
Project status: finished