This week, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) published its blueprint for how to take the EU bioeconomy to the next level, to fully leverage its potential. Starch Europe, a founding member of EUBA, is stands firmly behind the objectives of this blueprint.
Achieving the EU’s vision for a more sustainable, resilient and competitive economy that places nature and people at its core requires actions across many sectors. Europe’s bioeconomy – which transforms renewable resources from agriculture, forests, seas, residues and waste, into food, feed, materials and energy – is already contributing to this effort.
But it has the potential to do far more. Shifting from fossil and non-renewable resources to renewable bio-based resources – without compromising biodiversity goals – is essential to building a climate-neutral, net-zero and circular economy.
This transition will require urgent, sustained commitment from EU policymakers to recognising the strategic importance of the Bioeconomy and the technologies that enable it – and to acting accordingly.
The European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) is a unique cross-sector alliance helping to lead the shift from a fossil-based to a circular society by raising awareness of the benefits of the bioeconomy with EU, national and regional leaders and stakeholders.
As the European elections approach, EUBA members urge EU policymakers to take action to realise the full potential of the circular bioeconomy.
In our new policy manifesto, we share our vision of how Europe’s bioeconomy sector can help achieve the economic, social and environmental objectives of the European Green Deal and its Industrial Plan, and offer policy recommendations needed to make them happen.
Read and download The Bioeconomy Blueprint here: