The bioeconomy encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources, residues, by-products and side streams into value added products, such as food, feed, biobased products, services and bioenergy.
The transition towards a bio-based economy holds a great potential in terms of economic growth, rural development and decreasing fossil dependance, but requires tackling of many challenges at many levels.
This website gives an overview of the current developments in industry, research, policy, standardization and certification.
The updated Better Biomass certification scheme has been published by NEN. This scheme enables certification to the 2nd edition of NTA 8080, the standard including sustainability and chain-of-custody requirements. The...Read more
The use of bio-based resources is growing. This has triggered innovative technologies and use of new bio-based materials and products. Companies, governments and consumers are confronted with numerous uncertainties. These may limit new products and technologies from growing into full scale commercial applications. The market needs to consolidate the state of the art, to enable commercialisation of new technologies, products and further research, development and innovation.Read more