Circular Economy


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 bioeconomy keeping the carrying capacity of the Earth, while staying within planetary boundaries.

What we are working on

  • Participating in policy discussions on the future of the bioeconomy in the EU, from defining priority sectors to designing policy instruments promoting a circular, sustainable bioeconomy.
  • Ensuring the revision of the European standards within CEN/TC 383 (‘Sustainably produced biomass for energy applications’) will not undermine the objectives of the Renewable Energy Directive II.
  • Developing a transparent, comprehensive and consistent framework applying to the entire supply chain. Such framework should connect raw materials to final products and provide a strong basis for potential environmental claims on such final products.

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Contact person

Mathilde Crêpy
Senior Programme Manager+32 2 894 46 68

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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