The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has just published a pilot study on Current situation and trends of the bio-based industries in Europe. This report, carried out by nova-Institute for BBI JU, provides a non-exhaustive analysis of the main relevant studies on the current situation and trends of the bio-based economy in Europe, including an analysis of their conclusions and the identification the gaps in the existing research.
The study addresses different industrial sectors and markets: automotive, textiles, medical, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, home and personal care, food and feed additives, construction and furniture, packaging, pulp and paper and bioenergy and biofuels. In addition, the study covers other relevant subjects, such as the impact of bio-based industries in climate change, socio-economic and environmental aspects, regional potential, EU, national and regional policies and regulations, research and technologies, EU and global trends and social benefits, consumer acceptance and engagement of actors of the civil society.
The pilot study on Current status and trends of the bio-based industries in Europe and the identified gaps, together with the results of ongoing research being performed by the Joint Research Centre and other relevant initiatives for the analysis of the Bioeconomy in Europe, will serve as a basis to carry out future activities of business intelligence, in close cooperation with the European Commission and BIC.
The full Study is available here.