Nova-Institute: “It’s time for a change and a new start” for the EU bioeconomy

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Michael Carus, managing director of the nova-Institut

The European Union will need a new political framework for rolling out its bio-based economy by 2020 at the latest. The existing framework does not create sufficient market pull for implementing innovative, bio-based technologies. To say it are Michael Carus, Lara Dammer and Roland Essel in the latest policy paper of nova-Institute “Options for Designing a New Political Framework of the European Bio-based Economy – nova-Institute’s contribution to the current debate”.

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nova-Institut: Our Proposals for a Reform of the Renewable Energy Directive to a Renewable Energy and Materials Directive

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Biofuels or biochemicals? nova-Institut proposes a reform of the RED

nova-paper #4 “Proposals for a Reform of the Renewable Energy Directive to a Renewable Energy and Materials Directive (REMD)” presents a reform proposal that aims at creating a level playing field for bio-based chemicals and materials with bioenergy and biofuels in Europe. It is fundamentally different from other reforms of the Directive being currently discussed because it opens the perspective to not only look at energy, but also at bio-based materials.

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