Message to EUBCE 2022 participants
Dear EUBCE contributor and bioeconomy stakeholder,
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented and arduous disturbance and turmoil to all aspects of life, health, societal inclusion, work, energy and the environment. Recovering from the ongoing pandemic continues to be an uphill battle for all while the role of renewable energy sources has increased and intensified in the energy market. Although the COP26 at Glasgow did not result in assurances that the target of 1.5°C will be achieved, it moved the global community in the right direction. This now enhances the opportunities for biomass to play a central role in the decarbonisation strategies of all nations.
Never have the opportunities for the bioeconomy been better, but at the same time never before has the bioeconomy faced so many obstacles and barriers to deploy innovative technologies into the various markets for biobased products and services.
In the EUBCE 2022, with the new impetus created with the integration of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) and the Bio-based Industries Consortium in the structure and program of the Industry Track of the conference, we will be looking at several of the above issues and how the bioeconomy can play a significant role and contribute to Europe’s and global efforts for recovery from the pandemic whilst achieving the 1.5°C target.
Join your peers and other stakeholders from diverse facets of the global bioeconomy and contribute to the debate on how to overcome the barriers we face so that our bioeconomy community can deliver the impacts needed for European and global citizens.
|Kyriakos Maniatis, PhD.
EUBCE Industry Coordinator