Europe’s chemical industry is being outpaced by Asia. High regulatory, energy and labour costs together with an ageing population are slowing down European growth. RoadToBio’s focus on globally competitive bio-based chemicals will help shape the future of Europe’s chemicals industry and help to secure jobs in Europe’s rural and less developed regions.

Specifically, RoadToBio will deliver a roadmap and action plan illustrating the ‘sweet spots’ for Europe’s chemicals industry towards the Bioeconomy over the coming decade, up to 2030.

RoadToBio - Way to a bio-based chemical industry

RoadToBio will create a platform to bring together the chemicals industry, civil society and governing bodies to establish a dialogue on the activities needed to deliver the full potential of the action plan.

We are a consortium of organisations with a wide range of expertise, from technical knowledge of renewable resources to the development of educational resources. Our team also includes strategic consultancies and research communication experts.


Registration open for second "workshop on bio-based opportunities for the chemical industry"

The RoadToBio consortium is pleased to invite you to the second RoadToBio stakeholder workshop to introduce and discuss the bio-based opportunities identified within the project for the chemical industry to increase its bio-based portfolio.
Over the past year, the consortium, with the support of various stakeholders, identified opportunities to switch fossil process chains in the chemical industry to bio-based alternative methods. For this purpose, the technical side was analysed and complemented with studies on public perception and regulatory barriers. In this way nine sweet spots were identified, which are to be worked out in detail in the roadmap in order to show possibilities how bio-based alternatives can be included in the portfolio of the chemical industry.

We would like to invite you to take a closer look at these sweet spots, the methods we used for the identification and to discuss with the audience what is important to you when developing a new process. You will find the workshop agenda here

The workshop will take place

on          19 June 2018 from 12.30 to 16.15 h

at           Factory forty,
              Rue des anciens étangs, 40 | 1190 Brussels, Belgium


We kindly invite you to register for the conference by 08 June 2018 via email for registration.