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FLANDERS2019-06-19T15:58:57+01:00

Flanders
At A Glance

Area: 13.522 km²

Total population: 6.552.967

Bioeconomy maturity: Very high

Bioeconomy strategy: Yes

Main feedstock: Agricultural residues, forest residues, feedstock from forest-based and from aquatic-based industries, municipal waste

POWER4BIO partner: Government of Flanders (EWI)

Contact person for Flanders: Dries Maes

Bioeconomy Strategy

  • Since 2013, Flanders has a bioeconomy strategy

Main Targets Of The Region Regarding Bioeconomy

  • Policy coherence
  • Strength in Research and Innovation, and Education
  • Sustainable production and use of biomass
  • Competitive bio-economy sectors and markets
  • European and international cooperation

Main Stakeholders
In The Region

Interdepartmental (horizontal policy) working group BioE

Agencies for investment and trade

Research

Federations and sector organisations consulted

Infrastructure such as Biobase Europe pilot plant in Gent

All stakeholders are present but:

Intersectoral links including all actors along value chains missing

Instrument for collaboration between stakeholders is missing

Low consumer engagement

Available Biomass Sources
At Regional Level

  • Feedstock from agri-food production
  • From the forest-based industries
  • From the aquatic-based industries
  • Bio-waste and CO2

Further Information

BIOECONOMY IN FLANDERS
POWER4BIO Regions – Overview

All Regions Participating In POWER4BIO

Ten regions from nine different countries are participating in POWER4BIO, five of which coming from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and five from Western and Southern Europe (WSE).

Germany
Hungary
Ukraine
Spain
Poland
Czech
Bavaria
Italy
Belgium
Slovakia