Standards and Regulations for the Bio-based Industry

A proactive regulatory approach is an important driver in developing emerging industries and attracting investment. Similarly, a proactive approach to standardisation can help harmonise supply chains and create an environment that stimulates investment by reducing risks and offering a better potential return on investment. The STAR4BBI project will help establish a coherent, well-coordinated and favourable regulatory framework that helps develop a cutting-edge bio-based economy for Europe. STAR4BBI will support adaption of the regulatory framework and of relevant standards for selected existing value chains and the development of new value chains based on biomass from forests, from agriculture and from organic waste. Find out more about STAR4BBI

Value chains

The consortium carried out a screening of the existing bio-based value chains in Europe and identified the most relevant ones for which key stakeholders were involved. After the analysis of the collected value chains, seven value chains were chosen. Find out more about value chains.

News & Events

Here can you find all the news updates about STAR4BBI and the past and upcoming events.


Deliverables & documents
Deliverable 2.1 Market entry barriers report

This report describes the market entry barriers due to regulation and standardisation that companies operating in the bio-based economy experience. The analysis is based on extensive interviews. Five main hurdles that were identified and are in detail discussed in the report are:

  • End of Life
  • Certification and Standards
  • Biofuel Policy
  • Long Term Policy
  • Communication and Image

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Deliverable 3.1 Identification of technological trends in selected value chains

In this report, the results of the ex-ante analysis executed under the STAR4BBI project with the objective of identifying possible future technological developments, industry trends and innovations in selected value chains of the bio-based industries are presented. It aims at cap-turing the view of experts on anticipating future industry trends and innovations and identi-fying preliminary potential updates of the regulatory framework needed for supporting a full deployment of innovation potentials and therefore stimulating investments. CRISPR related technologies, techniques for the valorisation of lignin and furan-based chemistry resulted as the three most promising technologies/innovations and were defined by the experts as potential drivers of change for the future of the European bioeconomy. Please click here to access deliverable 3.1

Deliverable 3.2 Regulatory and Standardization needs in bio-based industry

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Deliverable 4.3 Developing standards for bio-based industries

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Consent form

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Declaration of Intent

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Contact & Consortium Partners

Project Coordinator: NEN (Netherlands Standardization Institute) Ortwin Costenoble Senior Standardization Consultant Find out more about the STAR4BBI consortium.  

This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 720685.