STRIVE is a research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It aims at improving the knowledge base for the design of sustainable bioeconomy policies and regulatory frameworks at national and international level.

The project focuses on the sustainability implications of transnational biomass trade, technological innovation, and innovation transfer in selected bioeconomy sectors with an emphasis on major biomass and knowledge producing countries and regions. Impacts of bio-based transformations will be evaluated against relevant sustainability dimensions, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on poverty eradication (1), food security (2), reduced inequality (10), responsible consumption (12), climate action (13), and terrestrial ecosystems (15).

We have adopted an interdisciplinary research approach integrating economics with natural and political science and rely on methods such as, economic modelling, statistical and econometric analysis, life-cycle assessment, technology & innovation management, and qualitative as well as quantitative case studies.

Latest Publications

Escobar, N., Ramírez-Sanz, C., Chueca, P., Moltó, E., Sanjuán, N. 2017. Multiyear Life Cycle Assessment of switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum L.) production in the Mediterranean region of Spain. Biomass and Bioenergy, 107: 74-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.09.008

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Global Landscapes Forum, December 11-22, 2017 in Bonn

The Center of Development Innovation of Wageningen University together with ZEF and Dr. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, senior researcher of STRIVE, are hosting an event on Landscape Governance “Think Landscape” 11th to 22nd of December 2017 during the Global Landscapes Forum in

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23rd Life Cycle Assessment Symposium, November 27-28, 2017 in Barcelona

Dr. Neus Escobar will take part in the expert discussion for “Developing a SETAC position paper on consequential and attributional modelling as input to the ISO 14044 amendment considerations” which will take place next Sunday November 26, 2017 in Barcelona,

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STRIVE at UN Climate Conference COP 23, November 6-17, 2017 in Bonn

Dr. Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, senior researcher in STRIVE, was co-organizing an event during the first week of the UN Climate Conference COP 23 6th to 10th of November titled “It´s getting hot in here: Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Climate Change”. The

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