About us

About EUBA

The European Bioeconomy Alliance (EUBA) is a unique cross-sector alliance dedicated to mainstreaming the bioeconomy and achieving its full potential 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