The European Commission has launched the Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre with the aim of collecting, structuring and making available a wide range of scientific evidence related to the sector.
Recognising that the bioeconomy sector is expected to boom in the coming years, the Commission has taken the step to try and make sure this growth is sustainable. By monitoring the supply and use of biomass the Centre aims to help avoid any unintended consequences that new technologies could bring about.
A solid, and harmonised, evidence base will become a point of reference for policy makers and assist future policy-making in the sector, it is expected.
The Knowledge Centre is being created by the Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. You can access the Centre here.