Industrial Bioeconomy Dialogue Platform meets with Federal Minister Peter Altmaier and adopts mission statement
At the third ministerial workshop on the industrial bioeconomy on 28 June, Economics Affairs Minister Altmaier stressed the huge importance that the industrial bioeconomy can have on the path to climate neutrality. Minister Altmaier also used the occasion to present the first two funding commitments under the industrial bioeconomy support program to Mushlabs GmbH/Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and Algoliner GmbH & Co. KG.
The Dialogue Platform, which is comprised of representatives from companies, business associations and the public sector, also adopted a new mission statement along with recommendations for action on the industrial bioeconomy. The recommendations relate to strategic perspectives, financing support, reliable long-term framework conditions, internationalisation and communication.
The Industrial Bioeconomy Dialogue Platform was founded in 2018 as an outcome of a workshop at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). It is made up of representatives from industry, business associations, science, labour unions and federal and state ministries and has four working groups to support its activities. Viola Bronsema of BIO Deutschland chairs the Working Group on Demonstration Plants and Technology (WG 3), which initiated the industrial bioeconomy support programme. BIO Deutschland’s Claudia Englbrecht and Cay Horstmann are actively involved in two of the other working groups.