Southern Great Plain
At A Glance

Area: 18.339 km²

Total population: 1.243.865

Bioeconomy maturity: Low

Bioeconomy strategy: No

Main feedstock: Mainly agricultural residues, much lower quantity of forest residues, feedstock from forest-based industries

POWER4BIO partner: Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd. (BZN)

Contact person for Southern Great Plain: Nora Hatvani

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Bioeconomy Strategy

  • Currently there is no dedicated bioeconomy strategy in Hungary or in its regions
  • Regional strategy most closely linked to bioeconomy: Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation (2014-2020) for the Southern Great Plain Region of Hungary (2013)
  • ‘National Energy Strategy 2030’ (Ministry of National Development, 2012)
  • Hungarian Renewable Energy Utilisation Action Plan 2010-2020 (Deputy Secretariat of State for Green Economy Development and Climate Policy for the Ministry of National Development)
  • Hungary’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan until 2020
  • National Strategies for Sustainable Development, Forestry, Climate Change and Water

Main Targets Of The Region Regarding Bioeconomy

  • Currently there is no dedicated strategy or policy framework aiming for the formation of the bioeconomy in Hungary or in its regions
  • Only general recommendations can be mentioned, for example:
    • building a supportive, transparent policy environment
    • improving the communication between R&D and business sectors
    • valorisation of biomass resources by shifting to cascading type

Main Stakeholders
In The Region

Stakeholders involved in the current regional Bioeconomy strategy

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of Innovation and Technology

Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture

Hungarian Central Statistical Office

National Food Chain Safety Office

Agricultural Marketing Center

Local municipalities and authorities

Local regional departments of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture and the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Universities, research institutions

Enterprises which are producers and/or possible utilisers of biomass by-products, residues, wastes

Civil organisations

Cooperating platform of policy makers from different fields of competence

Synergistic cooperation of different fields for implementation of bioeconomy strategies



Available Biomass Sources
At Regional Level

  • Agricultural sidestreams from main crops: wheat, corn, barley, sugar beet, sunflower, rapeseed, alfalfa
  • Woody biomass by-products and wastes
  • Animal and mixed food waste
  • Vegetal wastes
  • Animal manure
  • Household and similar wastese

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).