Consolidating Systemic Monitoring and Modelling of the Bioeconomy

SYMOBIO lays the scientific basics for systemic monitoring and modelling of the German bioeconomy with respect to sustainability aspects, also on an international level. The development of the monitoring system goes in line with the goals of the Agenda 2030 and is framed by a bioeconomy systems analysis approach.

In SYMOBIO, a learning and smart monitoring system for the bioeconomy is developed. For this purpose, key criteria and indicators for bioeconomy assessment are derived. An integrated modelling approach is developed to analyse environmental footprints and the socio-economic performance of the bioeconomy. Additionally, the improved use of certification and life cycle assessment (LCA) is explored.

Öko-Institut works in SYMOBIO on the following:


Modelling the agricultural land footprint in countries of origin of biomass


Developing a monitoring approach for agriculture and forestry in Germany (indicators and results from existing studies)


More information about the project

Status of project

Project is ongoing

Project staff

Christian Schneider

Funded by

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project partners

Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Global Risk Assessment Services GmbH
Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ)
Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS)
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu)
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI)
University of Kassel