Bioeconomy – the Green and Blue Economy

Materials and energy derived from biowastes and agricultural by-products, from renewable, sustainably grown, bio-based resources that complement food production, and from marine resources such as seaweed, can be returned through systemic management to soil, to enhance and ensure the long-term viability of agricultural production in Europe. Rural communities can benefit from policies which recognise this circular carbon cycle and integrate further into wider industrial activities- from food to energy to chemistry and carbon management using biotechnologies developed through the biorefinery model.

A Mission for Europe

We aim to support those promoting the bioeconomy in Europe through research leading to technological change as well as policy instruments which lead to market and social change. We believe the bioeconomy can be an effective tool to reducing the impact of certain industrial processes and become an economically viable pathway to “doing more with less”.

The European Bioeconomy Bureau (EBB) is a Non Governmental Organisation registered in Belgium (an ASBL) co-founded by David Newman and Roberto Ferrigno in 2023. Both have worked in the bioeconomy sectors for over 25 years, with associations and industrial organisations representing those producing materials and energy from renewable, waste and plant-based sources. Both have long experience in European policy development as well as practical experience with industrial partners.

See here for David’s brief CV  |  See here for Roberto’s brief CV

EBB is a Member of the World Bioeconomy Forum.

EBB is an Associate Member of the Bio-based Industries Consortium

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OUR VISION

Advancement of the European Economy

Regeneration of our Environment

Sustainability of our Agriculture and Seas

Development of Scientific Research

Health of our Citizens

Our vision is to see materials and energy derived from biowastes and agricultural by-products, from renewable, sustainably grown, bio-based resources that complement food production, returned through systemic management to soil, to enhance and ensure the long-term viability of agricultural production in Europe.

The EBB will provide a platform to promote this vision within the context of European policies as well as providing support for research in processes that enhance the growth of biotechnologies and bioeconomy