Bioeconomy, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development: NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Helena Chum

Research output: NRELPresentation


This presentation addresses the recognition that the sustainability of the bioeconomy requires strong interlinkages between existing and developing industries in agriculture (terrestrial and aquatic); forestry; waste and residue management in rural, industrial, and urban environments; the chemicals and biotechnology industry in terms of production of substitutes or better performing materials and chemicals; and in the fuels and power sectors. The transition to a low-carbon intensity economy requires the integration of systems and uses circular economy concepts to increase resource use efficiency and security for all biomass and other resources used as well. It requires innovation along the whole supply chains as well as research, development, and demonstration of the integrated systems with strong partnerships from the landscapes and watersheds where biomass is planted all the way to the many applications.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages27
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePresented at the 14th International Symposium on Bioplastics, Biocomposites and Biorefining; Plenary Session 1, 31 May - 3 June 2016, Guelph, Canada

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5100-66687


  • agriculture
  • biobased products
  • bioeconomy
  • climate change
  • forestry
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • industry
  • supply chain
  • sustainability


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