On behalf of IEA Bioenergy Task 42, Henning Jørgensen, Technical University of Denmark prepared a report: "The role of industry in a transition towards the BioEconomy in relation to biorefinery"
In the transition to a future BioEconomy – an economy in which biomass is used for both Food and Non-food applications – the roles of stakeholders currently operating in more or less distinct market sectors will potentially change to a role being an integral part of the development and implementation of integrated sustainable biomass valorisation chains. Within this new role, stakeholders now operating in separate markets have to co-operate in the joint BioEconomy.
This study has been performed as an activity under IEA Bioenergy Task 42 with the purpose of reviewing the general option among stakeholders of the challenges and their role in the transition towards BioEconomy and to identify factors that stakeholders identify as critical for increased cross-sector collaboration. The outcome of the study will be a knowledge base that can be used by stakeholders intending to initiate collaboration across market sectors and engage in the development of the BioEconomy. In relation to IEA Bioenergy Task42 the study will be used to provide directions for future work, e.g. on focus areas for research and knowledge dissemination.