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Bioeconomy

Seaweed is a marine algae that has many uses. It can be used as a biofuel, for animal feed, as a fertilizer, for industrial products, and even as an ingredient in toothpaste and cosmetics. It is often used as an additive in foods, gels and foams. © Getty
Seaweed is a marine algae that has many uses. It can be used as a biofuel, for animal feed, as a fertilizer, for industrial products, and even as an ingredient in toothpaste and cosmetics. It is often used as an additive in foods, gels and foams. © Getty

A new and green revolution

In 2012, the European Commission adopted a strategy to shift our economy towards greater and more sustainable use of these renewable resources. The EU bioeconomy already has a turnover of nearly €2 trillion and employs more than 22 million people. By 2025, the aim for each euro invested in EU funded bioeconomy research and innovation is to trigger 10 euros of added value.

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