Renewable resources

The industrial use of renewable resources is gathering speed around the world and in Germany in particular and is tapping into new markets. In the context of dwindling fossil resources this is good news especially for Germany, a country with limited mineral resources that is dependent on alternative sources of raw materials. Questions about what raw materials will be used how in the future have an impact not only on our economic prosperity but also on global climate change. Renewable resources help to preserve fossil resources and reduce climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, they create jobs and value-added in rural areas.

One of the BMEL’s key concerns is the sustainable, environmentally-friendly production and use of biomass. This applies to both domestic production and the production of imported goods. Every year the BMEL makes available around Euro 50 million for the research and development of energy recovery from and recycling of renewable resources.

Sustainable bioeconomy given greater backing

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The redesigned Renewable Resources Funding Programme provides the basis for the continuation of the successful support provided by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in the area of renewable resources. The programme currently receives just under 60 million euros from the federal budget.

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G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency

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Innovative Biobased Products: Opportunities for substituting non-renewable ressources

On 23-24 November 2015 the BMEL hosts a G7 Conference on the potentials of sustainably produced renewable resources in Berlin.

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From a carbon-based to a bio-based economy


Step by step, we are witnessing the fundamental shift from an industry dependent on fossil resources to a bio-based economy largely geared to raw materials grown in fields and forests. Alongside the use of biomass as a source of energy, its use as a material is also becoming increasingly important.

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