Plant³ - bioeconomy for structural change in the Western Pomerania region
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing the Plant³ alliance with up to 15 million euros for a bio-based structural change in Western Pomerania over the next five years. The aim of the joint project is to make the processing of vegetable raw materials the engine of change in eastern Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Plant³ as a bioeconomy region is based on a broad alliance that is managed by the University of Greifswald, the business development agency Vorpommern and the Science and Technology Park Nord ° Ost ° (WITENO).
The economically, socially and ecologically sustainable use of the large areas of land, bog and sea in the eastern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has considerable potential for added value that has so far been underused. In agriculture, legumes (legumes), such as the blue sweet lupine, are a valuable source of protein for further processing in the food industry. Reeds and cattails from rewetted peatlands provide fibers for new building and insulation materials. High-quality special sugars from seaweed, which are used in pharmaceuticals or cosmetics, among other things, may be an additional source of income for fishermen in the future.