BIC and fifteen organisations unite to set out their joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a  circular bio-society

This Vision will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an economy that couples economic growth with societal well-being and respect for the environment.

The Vision focuses on four key drivers:

1. Foster food security for a growing world population and meet its demand for sustainable products

2. Contribute to a sustainable planet

3. Create jobs and growth in the circular bioeconomy

4. Achieve a circular bioeconomic society

This Vision is the result of the collective input from by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and its members, the Bio-based Industries Joint-Undertaking (BBI JU) advisory bodies: the States Representatives Group and Scientific Committee, and the following organisations:

European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) and its members:

Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF);

Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI);

European Association for Bioindustries (EuropaBio);

European Association of Sugar Manufacturers (CEFS);

European Bioplastics (EUBP);

European Farmers and European Agri-Cooperatives (Copa-Cogeca);

European Renewable Ethanol Producers Association (ePURE);

European Starch Industry Association (Starch Europe);

European Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry (FEDIOL);

Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP)

and Primary Food P rocessors (PFP) &

European Agricultural Machinery Industry (CEMA);

European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic);

European Technology Platform ‘Food for Life’;

European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem)

The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) was also consulted in this process.

Read the document: Vision for a circular bio-society 2050