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Poland’s strong industries in the primary and chemical sectors, combined with its well-organised innovation support infrastructure will make it possible to accelerate biobased industrial activities and the bioeconomy in the country and the region in the short term.
Editorial office / Brussels

This is evident from a Country Report published today (4 July) by the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), Europe’s leading industry association putting circularity, innovation and sustainability at the heart of the European bioeconomy.

Further developing Europe’s bio-based industries in Poland presents opportunities for domestic and foreign investment at a time when green growth is high on the EU agenda. In addition, the EU continues efforts to increase participation in innovation and research of the EU-13 Widening Countries, which includes Poland.

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The new report builds on the first edition released five years ago (2018). It maps out the potential for biobased growth in the country, highlighting untapped and under-exploited biobased resources. The report helps to identify new opportunities for the primary sectors, the food and beverage sector, the blue bioeconomy, biobased chemicals, etc.

“We hope that as this report is disseminated, it will promote the bioeconomy and its potential in Poland; that it will motivate all stakeholders – industry, policymakers and academia – to exploit the opportunities for investment and greening the economy. Poland has a strong agricultural sector, which can be the basis for an innovative and sustainable biobased industry in the country, creating jobs and growth,” said BIC Executive Director Dirk Carrez.

The European bioeconomy already represents 11% of EU GDP (JRC, 2020). The biobased industries contributed € 814 billion to the EU’s economy in 2019 (The European Bioeconomy in Figures 2008-2019).

See BIC’s website for more information

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