The European Bioeconomy Alliance is a unique cross sector alliance dedicated to mainstreaming and realising the potential of the bioeconomy in Europe

What brings us together:

  • The production and use of renewable resources as feedstock for making innovative, value-added everyday products and materials
  • The commitment to maximise the unused potential of European renewable resources to encourage the production of bio-based products and materials “Made in Europe”
  • Resource efficiency and sustainability as driving business principles

Our mission

The Alliance’s mission is to lead the transition towards a post-petroleum society. Recognising that the bioeconomy is still a relatively new political, economic and social concept, the Alliance will strive to:

  • Raise EU, national and regional leaders’ awareness on the benefits of the bioeconomy and bio-based industries
  • Make the bioeconomy mainstream above and beyond the research and innovation policy
  • Mobilise and engage stakeholders to realise the European bioeconomy potential
  • Advocate for a coherent, flexible and stimulating policy environment for bio-based solutions

EUBA membership is open to European associations whose main mission and objectives actively contribute to the development of the bioeconomy. For additional information on EUBA membership, click here.

Our reach

The European Bioeconomy Alliance sectors represent:

  • about 4,700 companies (including 5,100 production sites and mills) as well as 12 million farm holdings and 16 million forest owners
  • 29 million people employed, including:
    • 1.8 million people in industry
    • 26 million people in agriculture
    • 1.4 million people in forestry

In 2016, the European Bioeconomy Alliance’s sectors

  • Transformed about 340 million tonnes of agricultural or forestry raw materials (mainly cereals, cocoa beans, crude vegetable oil, rapeseeds, soybeans, starch potatoes, sugar beet, sunflower seeds, and wood)
  • into 200 million tonnes of products (e.g. paper, pulp, starch products and ingredients, sugar, vegetable oils, vegetable proteins, wheat flour, bioplastics, ethanol and other innovative bio-based building blocks) and 447 million cubic meters of round wood.

Sources: the European Bioeconomy Alliance’s sectors’ own data, Eurostat, EU DG Agriculture & LEI Wageningen study on Primary Food Processing

Our Objectives

Make bioeconomy a pan-European political priority

Mobilise opinion leaders with a view to mainstreaming bioeconomy as a viable and accepted alternative

Create a level playing field for bio-based products and materials

Our members

  • BIC – Bio-based Industries Consortium
  • CEFS – European Association of Sugar Producers
  • CEPF – Confederation of European Forest Owners
  • CEPI – Confederation of European Paper Industries
  • COPA-COGECA – European Farmers and European Agri-Cooperatives
  • ePURE – European renewable ethanol association
  • EuropaBio – The European Association for Bioindustries
  • EUBP – European Bioplastics
  • FEDIOL – The European Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry
  • FTP – Forest-based Sector Technology Platform
  • PFP – Primary Food Processors
  • Starch Europe – European Starch Industry Association
  • ACE – The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment
  • BioChemEurope - Biomass-derived Chemicals in Europe