With 11 other bioeconomy stakeholder organisations, BIC founded the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) on 4 February 2015.
The European Bioeconomy Alliance is a unique cross sector alliance dedicated to mainstreaming and realising the potential of the bioeconomy in Europe, with a common vision:
- The production and use of renewable resources as feedstock for making innovative, value-added everyday products and materials
- The commitment to maximise the unused potential of European renewable resources to encourage the production of bio-based products and materials “Made in Europe”
- Resource efficiency and sustainability as driving business principles
The Alliance focuses on advocating for a favourable and coherent policy and investment framework to build a competitive, dynamic and sustainable bioeconomy in Europe.
The Alliance’s mission is to lead the transition towards a post-petroleum society. Recognising that the bioeconomy is still a relatively new political, economic and social concept, the Alliance will strive to:
- Raise EU, national and regional leaders’ awareness on the benefits of the bioeconomy and bio-based industries
- Make the bioeconomy mainstream above and beyond the research and innovation policy
- Mobilise and engage stakeholders to realise the European bioeconomy potential
- Advocate for a coherent, flexible and stimulating policy environment for bio-based solutions.
The EUBA worked with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to set up a Working Group on Bioeconomy in the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development.
Alliance members are:
BIC - Bio-based Industries Consortium | CEFS - European Association of Sugar Producers | CEPF - Confederation of European Forest Owners | CEPI - Confederation of European Paper Industries | COPA - COGECA - European Farmers and European agri-cooperatives | ePURE - European Renewable Ethanol Producers Association | EuropaBio - The European Association for Bioindustries | EUBP - European Bioplastics | FEDIOL - The EU Vegetable Oil & Proteinmeal Industry | FTP - Forest-based Sector Technology Platform | PFP - Primary Food Processors | Starch Europe - European Starch Industry Association