Innovative feedstocks for bioplastics production – risks and opportunities

By Claudia Wellenreuther and André Wolf

Every year, more than 400 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide, and the trend is rising. Global plastic consumption has almost doubled in the last 20 years.


Special edition 2021


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Redefining and Redesigning the Global Economy

International Symposium on February 9-10, 2021 (online).

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Green transformation

HWWI works towards a circular economy

By Mirko Kruse

HWWI is involved in two EU-funded projects to foster the transition towards a circular economy, namely "REPLACE" and "Circ-NSR".

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Regional innovation capacity

Interregional smart specialisation in the Baltic Sea Region

By Mirko Kruse

HWWI is a partner in the project "BSR S3 Ecosystem" which aligns smart specialisation initiatives to better steer investments across the Baltic Sea Region.

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Blue economy

Land-Sea-Act: Potentials for regional Blue Growth

By Andreas Lagemann

The HWWI contributes to the analysis of the Blue Economy as a research partner in the INTERREG Baltic Sea project "Land-Sea-Act".

GoSmart BSR International Conference on 23 February

Identifying the role of smart and collaborative innovation in the Baltic Sea Region


The 4th Baltic MSP Forum will take place on 1 – 2 June 2021, online. The Forum is organised by two Interreg BSR projects Capacity4MSP and Land-Sea-Act and it serves as a final conference for both projects.

DecomTools Midterm Conference, 9 February, 2021: Growth opportunities of offshore wind energy and decommissioning in the North Sea Region, presentation by Mirko Kruse.

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How green hydrogen can contribute to a green transition

By Mirko Kruse and Jan Wedemeier

Green hydrogen has recently advanced to one of the most discussed topics in the green transition of the energy sector.


Raw materials

The impact of Covid-19 on commodity prices

By Claudia Wellenreuther

International commodity markets were dominated by the global COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020.

HWWI Policy Paper

Government debt post COVID-19: Back to Golden Rules

By Christian Breuer

The COVID-19 crisis has caused public debt to increase dramatically, which is why the German and European fiscal rules are currently suspended.