Our Vision & Strategy

BIC’s vision is to accelerate the innovation and market uptake of bio-based products and to position Europe as a world-leading, competitive bio-based economy where the basic building blocks for chemicals, materials and advanced biofuels are derived from renewable biological resources.

BIC will focus on those sectors of the economy that supply and use only renewable biological resources, and produce bio-based materials, goods and fuels, traversing the entire value-chain from field to biorefinery to end consumer.

To create a society, less dependent on fossil fuels, where economic growth is decoupled from resource depletion, BIC and its members are building an economy based on:

  • Local sourcing
  • Local production
  • Job creation
  • Rural development
  • Sustainability
  • Efficient use of resources

BIC’s mission is to build innovative bio-based value chains by developing new biorefining technologies, optimising feedstock use and creating a favourable business and policy climate to accelerate market acceptance of bio-based products.

Strategic orientations

  • Foster supply of sustainable biomass feedstock to feed both existing and new value chains.
  • Optimise efficient processing for integrated biorefineries through R&D&I.
  • Develop innovative bio-based products for identified market applications.
  • Create and accelerate the market-uptake of bio-based products and applications.

The bio-based economy concept

The Bio-based Industries will optimise land use and food security through a sustainable, resource-efficient and largely waste-free utilisation of Europe’s renewable raw materials for industrial processing into a wide array of bio-based products:

  • Chemicals
  • Materials
  • Food ingredients and feed
  • Energy
  • Advanced biofuels [1]

In doing so, bio-based industries will play an important role in spurring sustainable growth and boosting Europe’s competitiveness by re-industrialising and revitalising rural and coastal areas, thus providing tens of thousands of high-skilled research, development and production jobs over the next decade.

[1] Biofuel from waste, residue and non-food cellulosic material, Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of renewable energy sources (Article 21(2)). This means that any R&D, demonstration and flagships in the PPP dedicated to biofuel production will be based on waste, residue and non-food cellulosic feedstock.