BioRefining Alliance recommends that bioeconomy be made a new priority area for Denmark and that a political action plan be adopted on the basis of 19 recommendations in the areas of markets, bioresources, demonstration and R&D.


BioRefining Alliance recommends:

• that a new market be created by requiring 2G biofuels to comprise a substantial part of the obligation to ensure that 10% of the transportation sector’s fuel consumption in 2020 is biofuels – or to guarantee a minimum fuel price for a limited number of years, as is the case with wind power;

• that an analysis be carried out to identify how public procurement policy and other measures can be used to create new markets for bio-based materials and other high-value bio-based products;

• that the EU Common Agricultural Policy be adapted to also support the development of the 2G bioeconomy in rural districts;

• that a socioeconomic analysis be carried out to identify the benefits of increasing the areas of biomass utilisation.


BioRefining Alliance recommends:

• that the EU’s sustainability criteria for biofuels be tightened up and widened to also include solid biomass (wood);

• that agricultural yields per hectare be increased while safeguarding biodiversity and the environment at the same time;

• that all organic waste be considered a resource in an effort to achieve the greatest possible value for society (high-value recycling and storable energy);

• that a macroeconomic model be developed to gain knowledge of how to maximise yields from both robust and sensitive soils.


BioRefining Alliance recommends:

• that testing and demonstration facilities be established which are capable of accelerating efforts to develop, upgrade, mature and commercialise promising new technologies throughout the value chain;

• to support the establishment of an integrated, full-scale biorefinery in Denmark.


BioRefinery Alliance recommends that high priority be given to the areas of bioresources, biorefining, biofuels and biomaterials:


• cultivation systems, plant breeding and recirculation of nutrients;

• biomass harvesting methods, logistics and storage.


• reduce the cost of manufacturing 2G sugars;

• flexibility: widen feedstock input and optimise the value of subsidiary flows (lignin, biogas, proteins, feedstuffs, fibres, etc.).


• reduce the cost of manufacturing 2G bioethanol;

• develop lignin-based biofuels.


• contemplate the establishment of a national centre for sustainable materials;

• develop and commercialise biochemicals, focusing on major markets;

• develop and commercialise advanced biomaterials and other high-value products for specialised markets.