Bioeconomy and biorefining strategies in the EU Member States and beyond

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28 februari 2019

Bijgaand een overzicht - referentiejaar 2018 - van de status van de bio-economie in de EU. Lees verder de - engelstalige - inleiding.

Food security, energy supply, and climate changeare among the biggest global challenges in the next  future.Radical  changes  in  the  economy  are  necessary  to  face  these challenges.  The Bioeconomy, including the deployment of various biorefining strategies, represents one of the pillars for a more sustainable global development. In 2012, the European Union (EU) and the USA adopted their  respective  strategies  on Bioeconomy.  Since  then  a  number  of  national  and  international agendas  have  been  developed.  The  Joint  Research Centre  (JRC),  as  coordinator  of  the  European Commission's  Knowledge  Centre  for  Bioeconomy  (BKC),  in  collaboration  with  the BiobasedIndustries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), the Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) Bioenergy of the International Energy Agency (IEA),and with input from other stakeholders, undertook a survey onthe Bioeconomy progress statusin the EU Member States.IEA Bioenergy Task42cooperated in this surveyby in particular extendingthe analysisto extra EU countries,and providing a database of the recentlydeveloped biorefineries.The outcomes of the survey areavailable on the website ofthe Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre (BKC)(, as web-based interactivedashboard, interactive overview maps and separate reports from the partner organizations, allowing a flexibleapproach for subsequentupdates.The presentreport summarizes the main outputs of the survey, provides some snapshots of  the statusof the  Bioeconomy  in  EU  and  non  EU  countries,  and  gives  the  current  status  of biorefineries  deployment  in  the  different  countries.  This  report  will  be  disseminated  through  the website of IEA Bioenergy (; whereas the biorefinery-related data will be placed on the IEA Bioenergy Task42 website (

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