Pressresa om bioekonomi i Baden-Württemberg 27-30 juni och träffa Nobelpristagare i Lindau

Press Trip ”Bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg”

Bioeconomy is gaining importance worldwide. With the world population approaching 9 billion by 2050 and finite
natural resources, Europe needs renewable biological feedstocks for materials and energy. Bioeconomy is a
new model for industry and the economy. It involves the sustainable use of renewable biological resources for
the production of food, energy and industrial goods. It also exploits the untapped potential within millions of tons
of biological waste and residual materials. Transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy is expected to
reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and achieve more sustainability as well as contribute to climate and
environmental protection.
The state of Baden-Württemberg, located in South West Germany, is characterized by a strong research
landscape, a well-developed agricultural and forestry sector, highly innovative companies in the mechanical and
plant engineering sectors, biotech companies, energy suppliers and around 440 chemical companies. Thus,
Baden-Württemberg possesses optimal conditions to acquire a leading position in the field of bioeconomy.
The government of Baden-Württemberg supports its own research strategy through financing relevant scientific
projects and structural measures, including the establishment of a competence network focussed on the
modelling of bioeconomy.
In cooperation with the Bioeconomy Research Program Baden-Württemberg, the press trip will cover different
stations of a bio-based economy from the production of renewable raw materials, development of resourceefficient
and sustainable processes, design of diversified and tailor-made products as well as recycling and enduse
of products and residuals.

Selected journalists from different countries in Europe have the unique opportunity of being part of an exclusive press trip through Baden-Württemberg from 27th to 30th of June 2017, which focuses in particular on the new developments in the field of bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg. The trip will be organized by Baden-Württemberg International.

The program (see enclosure) includes visits and specialist meetings with selected research institutions, universities, companies and political institutions in Baden-Württemberg. Participants will consequently have the opportunity of finding out about the latest developments in this field in Baden-Württemberg. The program is performed in English. The costs for the flight to and from Baden-Württemberg, board and lodging and logistics in Baden-Württemberg are covered by Baden-Württemberg International (see contents and terms of participation). You can find all these information on the following website .

Please send your application for the trip by April 21 , 2017 to (application form attached).

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Baden-Württemberg.

Kind regards

Julia Hader

The deadline for application is 21 of April 2017. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Send applications to An: Julia Hader

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Press Trip to Baden-Württemberg
June 27 – 30, 2017
Bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg
(as of April 2017)
MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
Afternoon/Evening Individual arrival in Stuttgart
Overnight stay In Stuttgart
TUESDAY, JUNE 27, 2017
Individual Breakfast
9:15 Meeting at Hotel Lobby
Walk to Baden-Württemberg International
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome by Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i)
Ulrich Mack, Member of the Executive Board (Group Photo)
10:00 – 11:30 Outline Presentation about Bioeconomy in general and focis in
Dr. Annette Weidtmann, Head of Coordination Office Bioeconomy
Research Program Baden-Württemberg
Presentation of the Bioeconomy Research Program BadenWürttemberg

Dr. Annette Weidtmann, Head of Coordination Office Bioeconomy
Research Program Baden-Württemberg
12:00 Lunch at Restaurant in Stuttgart city centre
13:30 – 14:00 Transfer to University Hohenheim
14:00 – 16:00 Visit of the University of Hohenheim
Prof. Dr. Andrea Kruse, Professor (holding a chair), Conversion Technology
and Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Resources
18:30 – 21:00 Dinner at traditional Restaurant
Overnight stay In Stuttgart
Individual Breakfast and Hotel Check-Out
8:30 – 9:00 Transfer
9:00 – 11:00 Visit of Subitec GmbH in Stuttgart
Özgül Boztepe, Marketing Communications
(company specializing in process engineering, equipment and services
for the cultivation and industrial scale production of microalgae)
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch at and visit of the „Fernsehturm Stuttgart“
14:00 – 15:00 Transfer to Ilsfeld
15:00 – 17:00 Visit of Tecnaro GmbH in Ilsfeld
Dr. Lars Ziegler, Director R&D
(company develops, produces and markets ARBOFORM®, a sustainable
thermoplastic material)
17:00 – 18:30 Transfer to Karlsruhe
Evening Free time for own disposal
Overnight stay In Karlsruhe
Transfer to KIT
9:00 – 11:30 Visit of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe
Dr. Joachim Fuchs, Program Manager Renewable Energies
(Visit of the pilot plant bioliq®, designed for liquid fuels from dry biomass)
11:30 Lunch
12:30 – 14:00 Transfer to Freiburg
14:00 – 16:00 Visit of the University of Freiburg, Chair of Forest Biomaterials
Marie-Pierre Laborie, Prof. PhD, professor for forest utilisation and renewable
materials, Chair of Biobased Materials
(The chair focuses on the investigation of natural materials and the development
of new biomaterials. The research ranges from the various
scientific fields of wood science to synthesis of biomacromolecules,
polymer physics and nano technology to material technology.)
16:00 – 18:00 Transfer to the Lake Constance
19:30 Dinner
Overnight stay In Friedrichshafen
FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
6:00 Early Breakfast
6:30 Transfer to Lindau
7:15 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – Boat trip on the Lake Constance
14:30 Discussion with the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts
15:30 Transfer from island Mainau to Stuttgart or Zurich
Evening Individual departure from Stuttgart or Zurich airport