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Our issues on the bio economy

Starch is renewable and biodegradable. As such it is a well-suited raw material for the sustainable use of agricultural products in the bio-based industry. For the last 30 years, the EU starch industry has been producing bio-based products that are used as raw materials, generally replacing fossil-fuel-based ingredients, in the fermentation, chemical, cosmetics, textile, paper, plastics and detergent industries. The EU starch industry makes considerable investments in Research and Development (over 100 million Euros annually), most of it in the development of bio-based products.
The role of the bio-based products as alternatives to fossil-fuel counterparts, and their importance in developing a sustainable economy based on renewable materials in Europe, has been recognised in the EU 2020 strategy and its focus on the bioeconomy, as well as initiatives such as the Lead Market Initiative on bio-based products (November 2009 report) and the European Commission Communication of February 2012 on a bioeconomy for Europe and its associated bioeconomy Action Plan.
AAF is a strong supporter of these EU initiatives, in particular the Lead Market Initiative, and we are fully committed to playing our role in ensuring their effective implementation.

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Bioeconomy Strategy Update can be a Game-Changer

Bioeconomy Strategy Update can be a Game-Changer — PRESS RELEASE — 8 November 2018 Brussels, Belgium - Starch Europe hosted its annual conference November 6, on the theme Innovating Together for a Sustainable Food System: meeting tomorrow’s demands on our agricultural resources. The high-level event, held at the Bibliothèque Solvay in Brussels, saw distinguished speakers [...]

2018-11-08T10:21:22+00:00November 8th, 2018|

The EU has given new direction to the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Now it’s time to put action behind the words.

The EU has given new direction to the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Now it’s time to put action behind the words. The European Commission’s adoption of an updated Bioeconomy Strategy is a big step toward creating a truly circular, low-carbon economy in the EU – and will help ensure new growth in a future-oriented sector. Now [...]

2018-10-16T08:46:43+00:00October 16th, 2018|

Starch Europe fully supports EUBA contribution on plastics strategy

Increased recycling of plastics in Europe is an important objective which Starch Europe strongly endorses, but the EU plastics strategy should also do more to promote bio-based plastics. Below is the position of the European Bieconomy Alliance, of which Starch Europe is a founding member, on the European Commission’s Communication ‘A European Strategy for Plastics [...]

2018-05-29T13:12:11+00:00May 29th, 2018|

EUBA press release: Five policy asks for a strong European bioeconomy

Press release Five policy asks for a strong European bioeconomy Brussels, 16 November 2017 On the occasion of the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day and of the release of the “Staff Working Document on the review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy”, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) calls for an ambitious revision of the 2012 EU [...]

2017-12-27T13:06:52+00:00November 17th, 2017|

EUBA press release on bioeconomy

   EUBA press release Bioeconomy 2.0 will help lead the EU's renewable revolution - with the right support Utrecht, 12 April 2016 On the occasion of ‘BioEconomyUtrecht2016’, the fourth Bioeconomy Stakeholders’ Conference, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) calls on the EU to lead a worldwide transition towards a renewable, low-carbon economy. Europe has all of [...]

2017-12-15T11:06:59+00:00April 12th, 2016|
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