BIO-raffiniert XII: Call for Papers

From fossil to the future – with bioeconomy and biotechnology

Press release /

On March 7 and 8, 2023, the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, CLIB – Industrial Biotechnology Cluster and 3N Kompetenzzentrum e. V. will organize the congress "BIO-raffiniert XII" in Oberhausen with the topic "From fossil to the future – with bioeconomy and biotechnology". The twelfth event of the congress series thus spans the arc from today's predominantly fossil raw material supply to biobased concepts of the future. See the program structure of the congress and apply for a presentation (or just save the date)!


The process industry today still relies primarily on fossil raw materials. A transformation towards regenerative resources, in particular renewable raw materials, is under way. In addition, circular economy, recycling and resilience play important roles in existing and new value chains. The congress "BIO-raffiniert XII" takes up these topics and focuses on innovative technologies, sustainability strategies as well as logistics and supply chains. Its thematic focal points will be: Bioeconomy - Strategy and Implementation, Transformation Pathways and New Value Chains. Regional as well as international developments will be addressed.
We herewith invite interested experts to present their innovations, concepts, or industrial practice solutions around the bioeconomy transformation in the context of short presentations in English (10 min presentation).
The deadline for proposals outlined in a one-page abstract is: Tuesday, September 16, 2022.
Please send your abstract to:

Fraunhofer UMSICHT
Dr. Joachim Danzig
Osterfelder Str. 3
46047 Oberhausen
More information on the congress series can be found at (in German).

We look forward to your contribution!


Congress structure:

BIO-raffiniert XII: From fossil to the future – with bioeconomy and biotechnology
March 7-8, 2023

Congress venue: Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, Germany (hybrid event)

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
(Language: German)

Welcome and greetings
Session 1: Bioeconomy – Strategy and Implementation
Session 2: Transformation Pathways
Session 3: Interactive Session

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
(Language: English)

Session 4: Value Chain
Session 5: Highlights from Research and Science (Call for Papers)
Session 6: Highlights from Industry (Call for Papers)