Want to build the biobased economy together with the Netherlands? If you are looking for partners to help build the biobased economy, the Netherlands has lots to offer. The Dutch market for biobased innovations and applications is developing rapidly, notably in chemicals, agriculture & food, logistics and technology. We can help you meet potential partners.
Many sectors have a stake in the biobased economy – sectors which formerly led largely separate existences but are now forging increasingly close ties. Examples are agriculture & chemicals and paper & energy. Sectors that are already active in the biobased economy are listed below, broken down into biomass suppliers, manufacturers and end users.
The overall objective of the Biorenewables Business Platform (BBP) is to encourage the sustainable transition towards a Biobased Economy in the Netherlands, where the replacement of fossil fuels and the creation and utilisation of opportunities for Dutch businesses go hand in hand.
The biobased economy (BBE) centres on the use of vegetable and animal biomass for non-food applications (materials, chemicals, energy and biofuels). One particularly promising area for the Netherlands is the use of residual flows from horticulture, livestock farming, agriculture and the food industry.
The Cabinet has designated 9 top sectors in which the Netherlands has a strong global position. One of these top sectors – chemicals – has adopted the biobased theme. Stichting Topconsortium voor Kennis- en Innovatie Biobased Economy (TKI-BBE) is the organisation responsible for implementing the cross-sector Biobased Economy innovation contract.
Many regions in the Netherlands are engaged in activities to promote the Biobased Economy. The Biobased Economy enables regions to boost their economic potential, while also unlocking new opportunities for partnerships between existing sectors within the region – such as between agriculture and chemicals or energy.