Transformation Analysis & Development Concepts of a Regional Bio-Economy

Research project : TransRegBio

Project name Transformation Analysis & Development Concepts of a Regional Bio-Economy
Acronym TransRegBio
Coordination Technical University Darmstadt, Chair of Material Flow Management and Resource Economy
Project partner
  • DECHEMA e.V.
  • Provadis Hochschule
  • right. based on science
  • Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • Universität Kassel, CESR
  • Thuenen-Institut, Institut für Marktanalyse
Duration 01st December 2019 – 30st November 2022
Grantor Sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (FKZ: 031B0901A)
Project Management Jülich (PtJ)
Project content The concept of the bio-economy stands for an economic system based on renewable raw materials, which should harmonize economic progress and the consideration of natural limits. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is now funding four innovation areas of the bio-economy throughout Germany, including the “BioBall Innovation Area”, which is intended to accelerate the structural change towards a bio-based economy in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan region. The joint project “Transformation Analysis and Development Concepts of a Regional Bio-Economy” (TransRegBio) is part of the BioBall innovation area: it ensures scientific support for R&D&I projects with regard to their ecological and economic indicators and develops models, tools and concepts for the evaluation and design of a regional bio-economy.

The project partners address the following questions in detail:

What are the barriers and drivers for the market introduction of bio-economic technologies?

What environmental impacts are associated with bio-economic technologies in the life cycle? Do bio-economic technologies contribute to achieving the agreed climate targets?

What influence does biomass demand have at the macroeconomic level on phenomena such as land use, biological CO2 storage and biodiversity?

The methods and findings developed in the project will be incorporated into instruments and guidelines for actors in the bio-economy.