Biobased economy

The phrase ‘bio-based economy’ means an economy in which biomass is converted into fuel, chemicals, materials and energy. Recent developments - such as climate change, competing land claims, depletion of fossil fuels, rising oil prices and structural changes to global energy needs – have spiked interest in the bio-based economy.
Wageningen UR works together with industrial partners on sustainable technologies for the conversion of biomass to a variety of products. The analysis of associated sustainability issues (People, Planet, Profit) is included in this theme.

Projects about Biobased Economy