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Viktoriya Sturm | 27.05.2022

MA Institute of Market Analysis
WF Institute of Forestry SF Institute of Sea Fisheries

Bioeconomy is considered to have a significant potential in the transformation towards a more sustainable circular economy. A monitoring system is needed to assess the opportunities and risks.

Producing and processing bio-based raw materials involves side effects that should be considered, such as deforestation in the tropics. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR), the Thünen Institute has therefore developed a concept for the establishment of a systematic monitoring system that records material flows of the bioeconomy in Germany.

Data from the monitoring of the bioeconomy helps to get a picture of the historical development as well as the current status of the bioeconomy. But what does a bio-based future look like?

Using different scenarios, we also try to answer this question: We analyse what a bio-based future might look like and how, on the part of policymakers, the transformation processes can be designed to meet social demands and expectations.



Scenarios for a bio-based future

With the help of models, we analyse how a bio-based economy can develop in the future. In addition, we investigate the social demands and expectations placed on the bioeconomy.

Scenarios for a bio-based future

Wood resource monitoring

Wood is one of the most important renewable resources in Germany. But who uses this resource? How is the supply of the different assortments? Available statistics do show considerable gaps of information.

Wood resource monitoring

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