WG 3 “Demonstration Plants and Technology” of the Industrial Bioeconomy Dialogue Platform holds virtual meeting
The Working Group on Demonstration Plants and Technology (WG 3) of the Federal Economics Ministry’s Industrial Bioeconomy Dialogue Platform, which is chaired by BIO Deutschland, recently exchanged information and ideas in a web conference. Topics discussed included the planned funding guidelines for demonstration plants and the associated evaluation parameters as well as the report on the sherpa meeting in the BMWi. The other three working groups had given an update of their work in the previous meeting. The goal of all working groups is to achieve visible results in the first half of next year. Industry representatives as well as experts from science and civil society have been working together on the dialogue platform for two years to advance the implementation of the bioeconomy. For Federal Minister Peter Altmaier: “The bioeconomy [...] is an important future area for Germany as a high-tech location, and it can make an important contribution to climate protection.” The platform is managed operationally by the Federal Economics Ministry’s “Biotechnology industry, food industry” division, headed by Friedrich Gröteke, who recently took the reins.