Over the last twenty years, EU policy makers have prioritized the expansion of bio-based value chains through various EU policy initiatives and research programmes. As a consequence to the growing popularity of the bioeconomy in Europe, its information and statistics are lagging behind in various ways.

These include the lack of comprehensive database and statistics for bio-based industries, missing transparent methodology for bio-based data collection and a lack of integrated value chain data and indicators that illustrate the flows of different bio-based materials’ processing system.

The BioMonitor project will establish a sustainable and robust framework different stakeholders can use to monitor and measure the bioeconomy and its various impacts in relation to the EU and its Member States.

In this project, nova-Institut is leading the work package on the development of methodologies for filling the bioeconomy data gaps and safeguarding data availability in the short, medium and long term.