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As an Integrative Research Center of the Technical University of Munich, the TUM Campus Straubing stands for interdisciplinary research for the realization of sustainable change of raw materials and energy supply in all areas of life. The overexploitation of fossil and natural resources, the associated release of climate-damaging gases with the consequence of global warming, the shortage of key raw materials as well as increasing amounts of waste are decisive arguments for a comprehensive change towards the sustainable use of biogenic raw materials. The use of renewable raw materials in chemical, material and energy value chains makes a comprehensive and diverse contribution to the sustainable supply of raw materials and energy.
Central areas of research are the bioeconomy, circular economy, the establishment of new and innovative high-performance technologies for the material and energetic use of biogenic and other regenerative raw materials as well as their economic evaluation. In addition, we support innovations in the bioeconomy by developing business models, novel products and technologies and bringing them to market maturity with the central goal of a sustainable economy.