“I think 2018 is going to be a turning point for the bioeconomy as it moves from niche to norm,” John Bell, Director for Bioeconomy at European Commission DG Research & Innovation
The bioeconomy has been rapidly rising in recent years, especially in different political agendas. More than 45 countries have presented bioeconomy white-papers, strategies or related policies that aim at promoting the use of renewable resources for bioproducts and bioenergy.
Experts and stakeholders at the Global Bioeconomy Summit identified three main priorities of bioeconomy strategies:
- strengthen linkages between bioeconomy and health (e.g. biopharmaceuticals; healthy nutrition)
- sustainable biomass production and utilisation
- bioeconomy innovations with information technology, (e.g. ecosystem-monitoring, precision agriculture and consumer information)
We are presenting here an overview of bioeconomy strategies on international, european and national levels.