BioVal develops results for practice and science

The main results of BioVal are recommendations for increasing biodiversity along food product life cycles as well as solutions for companies for integrating biodiversity into management systems and tools as well as into business-to-business and business-to-consumer communication that have been tried and tested in living labs.

In addition, the further development of the impact assessment method for terrestrial biodiversity in life cycle assessment (LCA) and the new development of a method for assessing the impact of marine biodiversity provide input to the international discus-sion on methods.

Social values

The aim of this research module is to collect social values on biodiversity and food production and the awareness of the connection between food production and biodiversity in Germany.

Impact assessment of biodiversity

The aim is to optimise the impact assessment of biodiversity in LCA in a practical way and to add diffuse effects and aquatic biodiversity.

Biodiversity in companies

Together with the companies FRoSTA AG, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG and Seeberger GmbH, living labs are being used to work out how the effects of corporate and production processes on biodiversity along the food value chain can be better recorded and taken into account in decisions.

Transdisciplinary integration

The goal of transdisciplinary integration is to bring together the knowledge from the three research modules and to develop it further together with the living lab companies and other companies, for example in the biodiversity working group.