Bio-based economy

Working closely together towards a sustainable society.

In the bio-based economy, all required resources are obtained from nature. This demands a major industrial transition, representing a milestone towards a sustainable society. A society in which biomass is the base for ‘green’ materials. Not only because crude oil gets scarce, but also mainly because of the broad benefits sustainable production methods can offer.

The bio-based economy (BBE) is about the transition from an economy based on fossil materials, towards an economy based on biomass as the most important resource: from fossil-based to bio-based. It is about the use of biomass for non-food applications. These applications are wide, like for example components, chemicals, materials, transport fuels, electricity and heat.