With governments committed to reducing emissions and consumers becoming more educated about where their products come from, there are opportunities for the bio-based sector to become a true contender to fossil oil. Yet long development times, lack of investment, and challenges in attaining a secure and sustainable supply chain have made it difficult for the bio-economy to achieve commercial success.
Amsterdam will be the center of gravity of the biobased economy this May. In its second year, Bio-Based Live Europe will bring together technology suppliers, chemical companies, start-ups, investors, government and brands to talk about the latest innovations and share best practice. With mergers and acquisitions, product launches, breakthroughs in the laboratory and rising consumer demand, the past 12 months has been an exciting time for those involved in the Bio-Based industry.