Building our Biofuture: Policy issues and opportunities for next generation biotechnologies

Panel 4 - Sustainable production: the bioeconomy and beyond

Apr 22, 2024 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


A flourishing bioeconomy promises to tackle the grand challenge of the climate crisis. Marked by a shift towards bio-based feedstocks, localized manufacturing and onshoring of supply chains, it provides substantial advantages to local communities and could strengthen our societies’ resilience. However, scalability, workforce skills, and data infrastructures remain major challenges and must be addressed to build a vibrant, innovative industrial ecosystem.