Adopted in 2012 and revised in 2018, the Bioeconomy Strategy is the European policy tool binding together all economic activities related to the use of biomass, ranging from food production to bioenergy and to bio-based products. ECOS participates in the development and revision of standards applying to bio-based products, bioenergy, biomass, and sustainability criteria. Our goal is to develop a bio-economy keeping the carrying capacity of the Earth, while staying within planetary boundaries.
After three years of intense research within a diverse consortium, the STAR-ProBio project has come to an end. The partners presented the project's results at an online final conference on 28 April.
On behalf of the STAR-ProBio project partners, we would like to invite you to an online workshop entitled “Assessing Sustainability of Bio-based Products: Where do we stand?”.
On 13 March, the European Commission decided to label palm oil based biofuels as “high ILUC risk”, that is, causing significant displacement of agricultural production onto forests and peatlands.