Northern French region banks on bioeconomy

By |april 30th, 2019|beetroot, bioeconomy, CAP, Extractis, France, Hauts-de-France, insects, News|

In September 2018, the Hauts-de-France region (northern France) adopted a bioeconomy roadmap. The former sugar region wants to become a leader in the sector. EURACTIV France reports.

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Commission calls for bioeconomy strategies to be expanded and implemented

By |april 29th, 2019|bio-based sector, bioeconomy, CAP, common agricultural policy, News, Phil Hogan|

Under the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission will not approve the national strategic plan of a member state that does not include the promotion of the bioeconomy in agriculture, the EU's farming Commissioner Phil Hogan sai...

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Bioeconomy, a smarter way of using agricultural resources

By |april 26th, 2019|bio-based sector, bio-waste, bioeconomy, green jobs, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, News|

Giving biological resources such as residues and waste a second life means also making money out of the closing of the production circle. Bioeconomy promotes a smarter way of using and also conceiving these resources.

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Bioeconomy, a smarter way of using agricultural resources

By |april 26th, 2019|bio-based sector, bio-waste, bioeconomy, green jobs, Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe, News|

Giving biological resources such as residues and waste a second life means also making money out of the closing of the production circle. Bioeconomy promotes a smarter way of using and also conceiving these resources.

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New EU bioeconomy strategy widens scope to solve more cycle problems

By |oktober 23rd, 2018|Agrifood, biochemicals, bioeconomy, European Commission, FoodDrinkEurope, John Bell, News, Phil Hogan|

The European Commission's new strategy is seeking to create a sustainable bioeconomy and build a carbon-neutral future. Rather than just find a replacement for petroleum-based products, the strategy addresses broader cyclic challenges, including food a...

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EU bioeconomy strategy and IPCC – planets apart

By |oktober 17th, 2018|2050 climate strategy, bioeconomy, bioenergy, Biofuels, biomass, ethanol, IPCC, News, Paris Agreement|

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that biofuels will need to rise 260% by 2030 and 750% by 2050 in order to contain global warming below 1.5°C. Yet, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, published days after, seems to ignore this, writes James Cogan.

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RED II: Wood you believe Europe may turn its bio economy into ash?

By |marec 14th, 2018|bioeconomy, bioenergy, European Parliament, News, RED II|

State-supported funding schemes risk distorting raw material markets, pulling the plug on Europe’s bio economy ambitions, warns Sylvain Lhôte.

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EU Bioeconomy 2.0– Cultivating a home grown success

By |marec 8th, 2018|bioeconomy, biomass, Biotechnology, digitisation, News|

Barely six years old, the EU’s Bioeonomy Strategy, currently under revision, is slowly but surely propagating green shoots of sustainable economic recovery in innumerable and unexpected ways, writes Joanna Dupont.

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Forest owners boss: ‘Sustainable forest management crucial to maintaining carbon cycle ‘

By |januar 31st, 2018|bioeconomy, biomass, CEPF, Confederation of European Forest Owners, Emma Berglund, forestry, forests, LULUCF, News, sustainable forestry|

Sustainable forest management is vital to ensure that Europe meets its climate and energy goals. But over-regulating forest bioenergy would damage the sector’s economic performance and undermine its potential for climate change mitigation, Emma Berglund told EURACTIV in an interview.

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Substantial bioenergy resources are available to tackle climate change

By |december 22nd, 2017|bioeconomy, bioenergy, Climate Change, News|

Claims that a "critical flaw" has been discovered in carbon accounting are somewhat exaggerated, and substantial bioenergy resources - subject to well-understood checks and balances- are available to tackle climate change, argue a group of scientists.

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