BaMS Innovation Space

About us

The innovation space Bioeconomy at Marine Sites under the directory of Kiel University. In BaMS, innovative projects from the world of blue bioeconomy are processed. The project partners in BaMS are researching aquatic circular economies that include fish, mussels and algae in order to make a contribution to the sustainable use of our seas and waters. In BaMS, biorefineries are being developed that can extract nutrients from wastewater streams and northern German rivers. The aim is to relieve ecosystems and return valuable resources to the material cycle. Ecologically sensitive and sustainable aquacultures, as well as the connection of material and energy flows with agriculture, water management, renewable energies and climate protection, are decisively promoted.

The BaMS project office gladly helps all BaMS members and interested parties with advice and actions. The BaMS project office, in which the coordination of the BMBF project and the office of the BaMS Association is located, is in the Kiel Science Center, Fraunhoferstraße 13. Just come and visit the team (Stephanie Schütze, Carsten Schulz, Rüdiger Schulz, Stefan Meyer & Nadine Sydow) on the 2nd floor, room 2.21.

The members of the innovation space Bioeconomy at Marine Sites (BaMS) have developed a roadmap based on their many years of experience in the field of blue bioeconomy, which outlines the steps on the way to a BLUE economic method and defines the necessary research and development. On the basis of this roadmap, eight project consortia were formed at the beginning, which will make an important contribution to achieving the goals through their research results.

Implementation strategy

The innovation space focuses its goals in three areas of action:

1. Transfer acceleration

Implementation of R&D projects for the scientific and technical specification of the elements of the BaMS biorefinery.

2. Increase in acceptance through education

Creation of model locations (infrastructures) for the industrial development and implementation of the BaMS biorefineries, which show how circular economy can work.

3. Proximity to application

Long-term implementation of the BaMS concept by the members.

These three areas are...

... realized during the term of the funding program primarily through BMBF-funded research and development projects. The acquisition of other subsidies and financing is intended. The first eight R&D projects started in spring 2020 and will run for three years. They represent the technical basis of the scientific activities in BaMS.

The project consortia are formed by universities, research institutions, companies and other actors in the blue bioeconomy from Northern Germany and the entire federal territory.

In eight joint projects in the first round of tenders, the partners in the innovation area are concerned, among other things, with the optimization of the keeping conditions for fish in aquaculture facilities (BioFiA & OptiRAS) as well as the sustainable use of regionally produced algae for high-quality fatty acids and marine sugar compounds for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry (BALI) . In cooperation with companies, researchers develop new foods from mussels or produce fish feed from algae mash (LaMuOpt). The algae mash is created during the production of extracts from algae. Furthermore, it is investigated which algae and floating plants thrive in surface wastewater from biogas plants (ÖkoPro). In addition, the partners in the innovation area are developing water purification systems with the help of plants and microalgae, which are to be used in aquaculture systems and as floating islands (HaFF). These research projects are supported by service-oriented implementation projects that support blue entrepreneurship (AQUATOR) and a public model location is being set up (RüBIO).

Accompanying research projects

The innovation space BaMS supports the development of model locations for the blue bioeconomy through accompanying research projects. Accompanying research projects are independently workable research projects that support and accompany the development / construction / restructuring of one or more model locations and / or one or more model location processes through their scientific activities. In addition to original questions relating to the scientific and technical issues of the location, the projects take into account the areas of (energetic) sector coupling, digitization and science communication and are in a joint exchange with the support of the BaMS coordination project with the help of suitable software and interfaces. The projects are funded according to the regulations of the BMBF and in this sense must be structured as research projects (e.g. in contrast to investment grants).