The future of the Dutch bio-based economy

The macro-economic outlook published by TKI BBE / BE-BASIC and presented at the ECO-BIO2016 conference clearly shows that the Dutch Greenhouse gas emission targets for 2030 will not be met in any of the future scenarios with the present policy measures in place.

With these conclusions the macro-economic outlook confirms the Dutch Urgenda concern and consequent court ruling: government has to put more effort into reaching its sustainability targets and all available options are needed. This includes large scale deployment of renewable energy, carbon capture and storage as well as novel materials from biomass.

Bottom line, this will require substantial efforts from various sectors including banking, industry, logistics and governmental measures to reach the overall ambition.

Source: TKI BBE / BE-BASIC. Full article and report

Thu, 31 March