Industrial Bioeconomy Dialogue Platform presents recommendations to State Secretary Kellner
Presentation of the position paper "Lead market for the bioeconomy: transformation and scaling for sustainability and resource transition” to the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK). From left to right, Joachim Schulze (Bioeconomy e. V.), Riccardo Gent (VCI e. V.), Ulrich Schurr (Forschungszentrum Jülich), Viola Bronsema (BIO Deutschland e. V.), Michael Kellner (Member of the Bundestag), Lena Grimm (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft), Mathias Held (UPM GmbH), Dennis Herzberg (CLIB Cluster Industrielle Bioökonomie e. V.), Lara Essig and Max Kroymann (both from the BMWK) © BMWK / Andreas Mertens
On 22 November, members of the Industrial Bioeconomy Dialogue Platform officially presented the position paper “Lead market for the bioeconomy: transformation and scaling for sustainability and resource transition” to Michael Kellner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection (BMWK). The Dialogue Platform was founded in 2018 under the previous government to develop measures for the BMWK to help establish the bioeconomy. Since then, various working groups have addressed the topics of raw materials, financing, scale-up and communications. A bioeconomy mission statement was published by the Dialogue Platform in 2021. The newly released position paper sets out how the transition to a post-fossil and economically prospering industrial age can work in practice and focuses on very specific measures to create a lead market for the bioeconomy.
Parliamentary State Secretary Kellner said: “We attach great importance to the Industrial Bioeconomy Dialogue Platform. Through its work, it is helping renewable resources to be seen as a more viable alternative to fossil raw materials as part of the industrial transformation towards complete defossilisation and sustainability while also ensuring that development of a bioeconomy in Germany is supported. The position paper by the Dialogue Platform provides important impetus to the BMWK to advance the German bioeconomy. The paper not only looks at the establishment of integrated value chains, but also examines how to develop pilot plants and what is next for the BMWK’s Industrial Bioeconomy Funding Programme.”
The paper can be downloaded here (in German only): www.bmwk.de/Redaktion/DE/Downloads/I/Industrielle-Biooekonomie/positionspapier-der-dialogplattform-industrielle-biookonomie-leitmarkt-biookonomie.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=6