Biobased economy : state-of-the-art assessment

P.L. Nowicki, M.A.H. Banse, C.H. Bolck, H.L. Bos, E.L. Scott

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional


The interest in the biobased economy stems from the possibility to substitute biologically derived materials and processes for the production of goods that will, therefore, result in a reduced use of petroleum and petro-chemistry. Other reasons are the reduction in the energy required in production processes or the more environmentally benign waste treatment channels for the production residues or discarded products at the end of their life cycle. The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of The Netherlands has asked Wageningen UR (AFSG and LEI) to examine the contemporary market for biobased products and the potential growth of the biobased economy. This report is based on an analysis of the bio-based composition, actual and possible, as well as the market value of 780 non-food, non-feed products within the PRODCOM listing, which represent the potential for biobased production in NL and the EU25.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Haag
Number of pages64
ISBN (Print)9789086151998
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameReport / LEI : Domain 6, Policy


  • agricultural economics
  • biomass
  • biomass production
  • agricultural sector
  • sustainability
  • renewable resources
  • industry
  • netherlands
  • biobased economy
  • bioethanol
  • biofuels

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