Horizon Scanning the European Bioeconomy


The pathfinder project fundet under the EIT Climate-KIC scheme of the European Commission aims at mapping the current European bioeconomic landscape by quantifying and characterising existing bio-based businesses, supply chains, and markets within Europe. It analyses regional differences, market failures, business opportunities and barriers and helps to define sustainable biobased-business models.

Funding agency

European Commission, EIT Climate-KIC

Project duration

October 2013 − October 2014

Project management

Michael Hiete


IBERS, Aberystwyth University (coordinator), Imperial College, INRA, University of Valencia, Bioenergy Support Centre, NEGOS, Biopolus Institute, South Pole Carbon Asset Management