The primary goal of Bioeconomy is to push forward the transformation toward an economy based on renewable resources. This is a key concern of politics and society – and the strategic priority topic at the University of Hohenheim.
The task of the Hohenheim Research Center for Bioeconomy is to establish and implement this interdisciplinary topic in a targeted and sustainable way at the University.
Across all faculties, the center works on the primary research topics of Bioeconomy. It actively supports the procurement and execution of national and international collaborative projects at the University’s faculties and institutes.
The Hohenheim Research Center for Bioeconomy contributes to the University’s national and international profile in the future-oriented topic Bioeconomy. The research center includes the University in important national and international committees and initiatives and connects it with key actors. It takes on the coordination of international network projects and platforms.
Hohenheim cultivates international partnerships with universities and other research institutes in over 90 countries around the world. Driven by increasing scarcity of natural resources, the Tropics and Subtropics Group of Agricultural Engineering is working on technologies for improved efficiency of water and energy use. Research on water-saving irrigation strategies and renewable energy supply systems are major activities. As postharvest processes such as drying are especially energy intensive, this forms a special research focus. Fundamental research is performed in an interdisciplinary context with complementary disciplines. To support knowledge transfer to practice, results are verified and adjusted in applied research. Continuous feedback from practice application guarantees that fundamental research of the group is addressing relevant and exigent problems.