Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR)
FNR was founded in 1993 as a government initiative to support research and development projects in the area of renewable resources. As a project management organisation of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), FNR runs BMEL's funding program “Renewable Resources”. FNR also manages measures within the Energy and Climate Fund. These include the Forest Climate Fund for the Adaptation of Forests to Climate Change supported by BMEL and the Federal Ministry for Environment (BMU). Project funding, information and public relations on the topics of forest and wood are combined in the Competence and Information Centre Forest and Wood (KIWUH).
“Renewable Resources” funding programme
FNR has been entrusted by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture with managing the “Renewable Resources” funding programme. The funding programme is part of the government's high-tech strategy to improve Germany's competitive position. It also supports the government's “Policy Strategy on Bioeconomy”, which aims to create a resource-efficient economy that makes use of renewable resources. The programme is intended to support the further development of a sustainable bio-based economy. This involves developing innovative, internationally competitive bio-based products, as well as
processes and technologies for their production. Furthermore, the programme also supports the development of concepts aimed at improving the sustainability of the bio-based economy, while taking society's expectations into account.
FNR at a Glance
–– Promotion of research and development and the use of renewable resources
–– Information and public relations
–– Co-operation on a European and international level
• Staff: approx. 120
• Founded: 1993
• Based in: Gülzow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
We offer the following event at FachPack: "Fachtagung Kunststoff-Verpackungen - biobasiert und innovativ" / NCC Ost, Saal Istanbul / 09/25/2019, 11:00.