Bio-based Economy in the EU-27 – A first quantitative assessment of biomass use in the EU industry

The nova-Institute presents the first ever collection and analysis of data on the bio-economy at an EU-27 level.

The paper gives a rough overview of the quantitative dimensions of Europe’s bio-based economy with a focus on industrial material use of biomass. It must be noted that there is a huge demand for research, seeing as basic data on this sector is mostly not available. The paper is only a first draft and needs to be extensively expanded and elaborated upon. It should be considered as a first step.

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Call for Feedback: Any contributions that can help elaborating on this paper are most welcome. If you or your organisation has access to better and more detailed data on the mentioned sectors, please do not hesitate to contact us and let us know. This is a work in progress and we will be happy to include any new information.



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