Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
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Title: Chemical and material biorefineries outside the EU


Bio-based chemicals and materials are innovative, high value-added products contributing to the transition to a more sustainable global manufacturing sector. The BTG publishes a dataset on chemical and material biorefineries outside EU and in selected non-EU countries to understand the current status of this building block of the bioeconomy. The dataset focuses on biorefineries that produce bio-based chemicals and materials as main products, on a biomass basis. Traditional bio-based products such as pulp and paper and wood as well as the use of biomass for the production of energy are not included. The dataset builds on the JRC bio-based industries and biorefineries database and extends it in two ways: i) by focusing on the main components of bio-based value chains (feedstock, conversion process platforms, and products); ii) by introducing data on non EU-biorefineries, thus enabling the comparison between the current status of this subsector of the bioeconomy in different parts of ...

Edoardo Baldoni 0000-0002-5296-1212
Patrick Reumerman 0000-0001-5707-3348
Claudia Parisi 0000-0002-5904-4505
Richard Platt 0000-0002-5402-4943
Hugo González Hermoso
Kaisa Vikla 0000-0002-4225-9948
John Vos 0000-0002-5883-9357
Robert M'barek robert.m' 0000-0002-3205-3938
How to cite
Baldoni, Edoardo; Reumerman, Patrick; Parisi, Claudia; Platt, Richard; González Hermoso, Hugo; Vikla, Kaisa; Vos, John; M'barek, Robert (2021):  Chemical and material biorefineries outside the EU. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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  • publication Chemical and material driven biorefineries in the EU and beyond - Database and dashboard visualisation


Additional information
Issue date 2021-03-19
Landing page
Geographic area World
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From: – To:

Update frequency unknown
Language English
Data theme(s) Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food; Economy and finance; Energy

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