Post Term: ROADTOBIO

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy:  Regulatory Barriers

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy: Regulatory Barriers

The goal of this study is to assess existing regulatory barriers that hinder the production and market uptake of bio-based chemicals and materials. This report synthesizes existing knowledge on hurdles and barriers for the bio-based economy and brings findings of earlier studies up to date according to new developments in legislation, with a focus on understanding why legislative barriers came to be.

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy: Public Perception of Bio-based Products

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy: Public Perception of Bio-based Products

This literature study compiled, compared and analysed currently existing research and reports about public perception of bio-based products in order to identify barriers for further market development. The analysis revealed four general common themes that were each addressed by several publications: awareness and knowledge, associations and connotations, consumption decision and willingness to pay, information and labels.

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 3 –  Key Messages

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 3 – Key Messages

The roadmap written for the chemical industry has the aspiration to show a way on how to increase the share of bio-based or renewable feedstock to 25% of total volume of organic chemicals raw materials/feedstock used by the chemical industry in 2030. This document is intended to provide an evidence-based foundation for the EU chemical industry upon which future policy can be implemented and actions delivered.

The Key Messages presented in this factsheet are intended as an instrument for the chemical industry to address target audiences in their communication about bio-based chemicals, materials and products.

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 2 –  Communication Guide

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 2 – Communication Guide

RoadToBio investigated public perception of bio-based products to identify societal barriers to market uptake.

A combination of literature review  and expert interviews yielded insights into consumer perceptions based on which recommendations on how these barriers could be tackled were developed. Many of these are  communication-related recommendations.

The recommendations presented in this Communication Guide factsheet can help to shape your communications and customise your key messages.

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 1 – Readers’ Guide

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 1 – Readers’ Guide

The roadmap written for the chemical industry has the aspiration to show a way on how to increase the share of bio-based or renewable feedstock to 25% of total volume of organic chemicals raw materials/feedstock used by the chemical industry in 2030. This document is intended to provide an evidence-based foundation for the EU chemical industry upon which future policy can be implemented and actions delivered.

The Readers´ Guide factsheet describes the purpose of each element of the roadmap and how they can be used by the chemical industry, policy makers and other interested parties to promote bio-based resource use.

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy – Action Plan

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy – Action Plan

The Action Plan is the first entry point to the RoadToBio roadmap written for the chemical industry. It provides an overview of the key points of the roadmap and shows all identified barriers and recommended actions identified in the project for nine product groups  in which bio-based value chains already make up for a significant share, but can still be strengthened: adhesives, agrochemicals, cosmetics, lubricants, man-made fibres, paints and coatings,  plastics and/or polymers, solvents, and surfactants.

For these product groups the action plan provides:

  • description of current state and opportunities for bio-based products
  • overview scheme identifying drivers and barriers
  • chevron diagram showing the recommended actions for each barrier

For some wider issues that concern the chemical industry in the bioeconomy. referred to as general barriers, an overview is given and some recommended actions to overcome them are presented.

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy

The roadmap written for the chemical industry has the aspiration to show a way on how to increase the share of bio-based or renewable feedstock to 25% of total volume of organic chemicals raw materials/feedstock used by the chemical industry in 2030. This document is intended to provide an evidence-based foundation for the EU chemical industry upon which future policy can be implemented and actions delivered.

It describes the actions needed from all stakeholders (government and policy makers, funding bodies, NGOs, the chemical industry, academia, R&D centres, and commercial entities) to incentivise and facilitate the use of bio-based feedstocks and intermediates in the chemicals industry between now and 2030.

The roadmap aims to deliver a set of key messages and actions for each of the nine product groups in scope to achieve the overarching objectives, set out over time, showing interdependencies between them. Along with this, the roadmap will also focus on a set of general barriers that apply to the entire European chemicals industry, and actions that could be taken to address them.

ROADTOBIO – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy

ROADTOBIO – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy

RoadToBio will deliver a roadmap that will specify the benefits for the chemical industry along the path towards a bioeconomy to meet the societal needs in 2030. The roadmap will contain the following two main components:

(1) An analysis of the most promising opportunities (sweet spots) for the chemical industry to increase its bio-based portfolio, as well as the technological and commercial barriers and the hurdles in regulations and acceptance by society, governing bodies and the industry itself.

(2) A strategy, action plan and engagement guide to overcome the existing and anticipated barriers and hurdles as mentioned above. Furthermore it will bring together different parts of chemical industry, society, and governing bodies, to start a dialogue and to create a platform where this action plan can unfold its full potential, in order to help meet the very ambitious targets of the BIC for 2030.

The approach is based on three pillars, which are

(a) analysis of status quo and potentials,
(b) forward looking activities,
(c) continuous feedback loops and interactions with stakeholders.

The results will be wrapped up and phrased as a roadmap and an engagement guide describing the benefits and a way forward for the European Chemical Industry towards a more bio-based future. In order to derive a holistic roadmap that can lead the way, the analytical part of the project will consider feedstocks, technologies and markets as well as regulatory issues, societal needs, consumer questions and communication.

The consortium partners bring in complementary expertise in relevant fields of the bioeconomy and chemical industry, covering in depth all aspects that need to be included in the roadmap. All partners have been or are still actively involved in successfully completed and ongoing FP7, H2020, and BBI projects on different aspects of the bioeconomy, as well as in several groups and committees working on political or standardization aspects of bio-based products.

  • Grant Agreement ID
    745623
  • Call Topic
    H2020-EU.3.2.6.
  • Project Website
  • Duration
    From: 2017-05-01
    To: 2019-04-30
  • Overall Budget
    996 820 €
  • Coordinator
    DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

PROJECT CONTENTS

RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy
The roadmap written for the chemical industry has the aspiration to show a way on how to increase the share
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RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy: Regulatory Barriers
The goal of this study is to assess existing regulatory barriers that hinder the production and market uptake of bio-based
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RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy: Public Perception of Bio-based Products
This literature study compiled, compared and analysed currently existing research and reports about public perception of bio-based products in order
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RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 1 – Readers’ Guide
The roadmap written for the chemical industry has the aspiration to show a way on how to increase the share
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RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 2 – Communication Guide
RoadToBio investigated public perception of bio-based products to identify societal barriers to market uptake. A combination of literature review  and
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RoadToBio – Roadmap for the Chemical Industry in Europe towards a Bioeconomy. Engagement Guide Fact sheet 3 – Key Messages
The roadmap written for the chemical industry has the aspiration to show a way on how to increase the share
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