Factsheet: Center of Excellence for Renewable Resources Straubing

Center of Excellence for Renewable Resources Straubing

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Center of Excellence for Renewable Resources
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Kompetenzzentrum für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe
Description: 
The Center of Excellence for Renewable Resources is the core Institution of the freestate of Bavaria bundling all Expertise in the area of renewable resources/renewable raw materials in Straubing. The Center consists of three pillars, namely the - The Straubing Center of Science (funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts; responsible for academic teaching in one Bachelor and one Masters degree "renewable raw materials", Research and development and academic publications) and the Fraunhofer Project Group BioCat) - Technology and Support Center (funded by the Bavarian Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Forestry; responsible for agricultural production, the processing and utilization of renewable resources by applied research, the development and testing of products and methods, and the transfer of technlogy by demonstration and education. In addition the TFZ is responsible for financial support of projects in Bavaria) - C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. - the Central Agricultural Renewable Resources Marketing and Energy Network, funded by over 70 member institutions, responsible for Intensivying Efforts to Apply Renewable Resources, initiatin New Technologies and Products together with Project Partners, transfer of Technology and Information, Harmonization of Cooperation between Science, Economy, Agriculture and Politics, and improving the Perception of Public and of Markets for Utilization of Renewable Resources)
Goal/Aim: 
The Overall Goal is to bundle Expertise along the value chain of renewable raw materials both in Terms of energetic and material use in one central Point and thus to improve the share of renewable raw materials in all areas of society

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2001