Bioeconomy and renewable resources

Bioeconomy is considered as one of the most important future fields for sustainable economic activity. The BMEL is promoting the transition in industry and society toward a sustainable and bio-based economy. 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.

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Overview of topics

National Bioeconomy Strategy

Bioeconomy is considered as one of the most important future fields for sustainable economic activity. With the National Bioeconomy Strategy, the Federal Government is promoting the transition in industry and society toward a sustainable and bio-based economy.

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From fossil resources to sustainable use

To conserve our resources for humans, animals and plants, we must reduce the exploitation of these resources to a level that is ecologically sustainable.

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The BMEL’s “Renewable Resources” Funding Programme

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 aorund 85 million euros from the federal budget.

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