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LignoTex BioSC

BOOST FUND 2.0 - LignoTex – Integrated Biorefinery for Sustainable Production and Processing of Lignin for Textile Application

Overall project aim: Implementation and demonstration of a viable and value-adding process to apply lignin in textiles, which can be integrated in a more holistic valorization of lignocellulose in biorefinery concepts
Partners: Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen
Work package WP5: Understand consumers‘ willingness to accept/pay for products created based on lignin
  1. Review state of knowledge (literature review)
  2. Explore consumer perception (group discussions with content maps)
  3. Identify consumer acceptance and define communication strategies (experimental study with information treatment)
Staff at ILR: Janine Macht, Prof. Dr. Monika Hartmann
Funding: Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine- Westphalia via the FOCUS FUND within the scope of the North Rhine-Westphalian strategy project BioSC
Duration: 01.07.2022 – 30.06.2025
Website: https://www.biosc.de/lignoTex
Forschungszentrum Jülich             RWTH Aachen Logo             Logo Universität Bonn

P³rolucas BioSC

BOOST FUND 2.0 – P3roLucas – Optimization of plant performance and products for lupin cascade use

Overall project aim: Development of a sustainable bioeconomy by promoting the cultivation of a so far underestimated crop, i.e. lupin, and establish a cascade use as food, feed and base for high-value compounds
Partners: RWTH Aachen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, HHU Düsseldorf, Saatgut Steinach GmbH & Co KG
Work package WP4:
  1. Identification of drivers and impediments in the adoption process of the combined innovation (content analysis using information from expert interviews with farmers and farm advisors in North Rhine-Westphalia)
  2. Quantifying the relevance of core facilitators and impediments for the sustained adoption of the combined innovation (path model using data from quantitative survey with farmers in Germany)
  3. Testing a behaviorally-informed intervention to foster the adoption of the combined innovation as a “one-shot” brand (behavioral experiment with agricultural students)
Staff at ILR: Jeanette Klink-Lehmann, Bodo Rehm, Prof. Dr. Monika Hartmann
Funding: Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine- Westphalia via the FOCUS FUND within the scope of the North Rhine-Westphalian strategy project BioSC
Duration: 01.07.2022 – 30.06.2025
Website: https://www.biosc.de/p3roLucas
Forschungszentrum Jülich             RWTH Aachen Logo             HHU Düsseldorf             Logo Universität Bonn

BioSC          Transform2Bio Logo             BioSC            

The objective of Transform2Bio is the systematic identification of transformation trajectories for the implementation of a stronger bio-economy in the Rheinische Revier. The project is carried out together with several partners from Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen and University of Bonn. Our working package (WP 2.3) deals with citizens’ and consumers’ attitudes and acceptance of the bio-economy. It mainly aims at describing citizens’ opinion formation, to identify the drivers and impediments as well as the influencers for the acceptance of bio-based technologies and for the willingness to adopt (WTA) and willingness to pay (WTP) for bio-based products.

Staff: Prof. Dr. Monika Hartmann, Jeanette Klink-Lehmann, Janine Macht
Funding: FOCUS FUND as part of the NRW strategy project BioSC - Phase2: Focusing. Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
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Social Lab II

The overarching aim of the cooperative project is to investigate the societal acceptance of existing and future animal husbandry systems as well as to investigate the associated particularities of animal welfare products and its marketing approaches. Consequently, the research cooperative project aims to enrich the understanding of change processes in agriculture and retailing, based on empirical and scientific findings. In work package 4 we use a virtual supermarket to examine different pricing strategies, label designs, as well as changes in the supermarket’s choice architecture with regard to their influence on the purchase decision process of consumers as well as product choice and the willingness to pay for more sustainable animal products in an experimental purchase environment.

Staff: Prof. Dr. Monika Hartmann, Dr. Ching-Hua Yeh, Kathrin Meyer
Funding: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) based on a decision of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany via the Federal Office of Agriculture and Food (BLE) under the innovation support program
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