Biorefinery is an umbrella term for all the technologies for sustainable use of biomass ingredients. As we continue to develop towards a biobased economy over the coming decades, biorefinery will take on an increasingly important role. It will enable us to convert biomass into the marketable products needed to meet the demands of the growing world population in the areas of food, energy, chemicals, materials and pharmaceuticals. Wageningen University & Research is a front-runner in the development of biorefinery knowledge and technologies.