Bijgaand een overzicht - referentiejaar 2018 - van de status van de bio-economie in de EU. Lees verder de - engelstalige - inleiding.
Food security, energy supply, and climate changeare among the biggest global challenges in the next future.Radical changes in the economy are necessary to face these challenges. The Bioeconomy, including the deployment of various biorefining strategies, represents one of the pillars for a more sustainable global development. In 2012, the European Union (EU) and the USA adopted their respective strategies on Bioeconomy. Since then a number of national and international agendas have been developed. The Joint Research Centre (JRC), as coordinator of the European Commission's Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy (BKC), in collaboration with the BiobasedIndustries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), the Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) Bioenergy of the International Energy Agency (IEA),and with input from other stakeholders, undertook a survey onthe Bioeconomy progress statusin the EU Member States.IEA Bioenergy Task42cooperated in this surveyby in particular extendingthe analysisto extra EU countries,and providing a database of the recentlydeveloped biorefineries.The outcomes of the survey areavailable on the website ofthe Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre (BKC)(https://biobs.jrc.ec.europa.eu/), as web-based interactivedashboard, interactive overview maps and separate reports from the partner organizations, allowing a flexibleapproach for subsequentupdates.The presentreport summarizes the main outputs of the survey, provides some snapshots of the statusof the Bioeconomy in EU and non EU countries, and gives the current status of biorefineries deployment in the different countries. This report will be disseminated through the website of IEA Bioenergy (https://ieabioenergy.com/); whereas the biorefinery-related data will be placed on the IEA Bioenergy Task42 website (https://task42.ieabioenergy.com/).