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News article2 June 2021Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

EU Biorefinery Outlook to 2030

This study presents scenarios on how demand and supply for bio-based chemicals and materials could grow to 2030, and provides roadmaps with actions required to increase the deployment of chemical and material driven biorefineries in the EU.

The study also presents the key elements of the analysis which have supported the preparation of the scenarios and roadmaps. This includes a biorefinery classification system, a database of operational or announced biorefineries, developed in collaboration with the JRC, for the EU and 10 non-EU countries, a detailed opportunities and barriers analysis and a market outlook to 2030 with a focus on eleven biorefinery pathways.

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Publication date
2 June 2021
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation