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

Bruckner, M., Giljum, S., Fischer, G., Tramberend, S. and J. Börner. 2018. The global cropland footprint of the non-food bioeconomy. ZEF Discussion Paper 253. Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn. » Download

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28th Annual Meeting of SETAC Europe on May 13-17, 2018 in Rome, Italy

Neus Escobar will be contributing to the discussion on “New frontiers in Life Cycle Inventory data: collection and modelling” with the work entitled “Carbon footprint from Brazilian soybeans based on spatially-explicit life cycle inventories, including land use change” at the

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Presentation at Kinderuni on April 23, 2018 in Bonn

“Wo kommt unser Essen her? Und was hat das mit dem Urwald zu tun?” Jan Börner will give a presentation (in German) for children between the age of 8 and 13 years. Kinderuni an der Universität Bonn venue: Wolfgang-Paul-Hörsaal, Kreuzbergweg

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Workshop about Africa-EU bioeconomy at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 on April 19, 2018 in Berlin

STRIVE project leader Jan Börner and senior researcher Jan Janosch Förster engage in interdisciplinary scientific dialogues on the topic of Africa-EU bioeconomy at the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018. An interactive workshop on the bioeconomy region of Africa aims to create

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