Mapping Portugal's bio-based potential

February 2021

BIC has published an updated report mapping the opportunities for a green and sustainable transformation in Portugal. This in-depth exploration of Portugal’s agri-food, forestry, marine (algae, aquaculture and fisheries) and green chemicals sectors as well as the food and beverages and pulp, paper and wood industries has revealed Portugal’s potential to become a Europeam Green Deal champion.

Portugal’s growing bioeconomy sector already contributes almost 20 bn€ to its economy and the BIC report identifies new opportunities to fast-track green economic growth. While Portugal will soon finalise its first-ever national bioeconomy strategy, the BIC report highlights Portugal’s robust innovation ecosystem and applauds the country’s rising influence as a biotech leader, its thriving marine sector and the significant opportunities to create value from resources and organic waste.

The full report can be consulted by clicking on the link above.

This report's Executive Summary in English can be consulted here and in Portuguese here. The national press release in Portuguese announcing the launch of the report can be consulted in English here and in Portuguese here

BIC has also produced several other country reports mapping the bio-based potential in EU Member States. These reports can be consulted here: