Adopted in 2012 and currently under revision, 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 actively participates in the development of standards applying to bio-based products, bioenergy, and biomass, and sustainability criteria. Our goal is to develop a bio-economy keeping the carrying capacity of the Earth, while staying within planetary boundaries.
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.
ECOS Programme Manager Mathilde Crêpy presented standardisation gaps and needs for bio-based products at the European Bioplastics conference, the leading business forum for the bioplastics