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SYMOBIO – Systemic Monitoring and Modelling of the Bioeconomy



Brief description:

SYMOBIO is a research project in the framework of the concept "Bioeconomy as social change" of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The funding is used to enshrine the bioeconomy as an inter- and transdisciplinary field of research and to open up a perspective oriented by societal challenges. This project is developing the scientific principles for a systemic monitoring and modelling of the bioeconomy in Germany whilst taking into account sustainability aspects on a national and international level.

Overview of the rationale of SYMOBIO
Overview of the rationale of SYMOBIO

Work packages:

The project's duration is from March 2017 until August 2021.

Six work packages have been closed so far:

1) Framework & criteria and indicators

2) Modelling & assessment System

3) Key drivers of the bioeconomy transformation

4) Modelling trends and impacts

5) Certification and LCA

6) Monitoring system

The development of the monitoring system shall be framed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as a bioeconomy system analysis approach.

Framework of the Symobio Monitoring
Framework of the Symobio Monitoring by the UN Sustainable Development Goals
(source: http://www.stockholmresilience.org/images/18.36c25848153d54bdba33ec9b/1465905797608/sdgs-food-azote.jpg)

The following partners are involved in the SYMOBIO project:

Sympbio Projektpartner

The UFZ is involved in the following work packages (WP):

Direct contact at the UFZ for bioenergy in agriculture
Frazer Muzonda

Direct contact at UFZ for stakeholder consultation
Alberto Bezama
Walther Zeug

Direct contact at UFZ for legal framework & monitoring systems and webtool
Nora Mittelstädt

The Center for Environmental Systems Research (CESR) at the university of Kassel is coordinating the overall project:

  • Contact:
    Universitaet Kassel / CESR
    Wilhelmshoeher Allee 47
    D-34117 Kassel

SYMOBIO main website at CESR