Sustainable value creation through responsible companies

Bio-based economy in the Rhenish mining area

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The economy in the Rhenish mining area is multifaceted. Focal points can be found, for example, in the areas of food, paper, chemicals and plastics, as well as in the textile industry. In the food sector in particular, there is already a bio-based economy, founded on a regionally strong agricultural sector. The goal is to build on these strengths and establish further sustainable value chains. This means, above all, linking a wide variety of companies away from their traditional networks.

This is the task of the coordination office BioökonomieREVIER. It offers suitable networking formats, identifies needs and challenges, and develops new techniques from research. Lighthouse projects for the rapid implementation of ideas from science into practical economic application are 15 so-called "innovation labs", which are accompanied by the coordination office. The bioeconomy is an opportunity for companies of all kinds. Besides the big players in industry, small and medium-sized companies in particular can benefit.

Would you like to know how a bioeconomy project can be successfully implemented in your company? Feel free to contact us!

Regional Bioeconomy Accelerator
Promoting entrepreneurial spirit in science

The regional BIOBoosteRR promotes start-ups in the field of the bioeconomy.

The coordination office BioökonomieREVIER supports interested company founders together with the management consultancy compreneur GmbH.

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Economy plus partners
Regional innovation partnerships

We mediate in the implementation of new, bio-based business models and promote regional cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises, farmers, science and municipalities. Do you have a need?

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Michael Kroheck on innovative paper industry

The paper industry today knows two raw materials: Wood and recycled paper. The company Creapaper from Hennef produces in Düren. 

Here, grass offers an interesting alternative to wood.

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Dr. Christian Klar


Koordinierungsstelle BioökonomieREVIER

02461-61 4230

Niklas Hielscher

Wirtschaft, Unternehmen, Innovation

Koordinierungsstelle BioökonomieREVIER

02461-61 6018

Business map

The business landscape in the region and the neighbouring conurbations is diverse. In particular, agriculture, the food, paper and chemical industries characterise the region.

This is an emerging map of bioeconomically active companies in the region.

Do you want your company to be included here? Get in touch with us!