Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

“We must prepare ourselves for a post-petroleum society”; Interview of Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn on Bioeconomy

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Màire Geoghegan-Quinn recently gave an interview on the Bioeconomy and European policies to support it.

For the Bioeconomist, she clearly stated: “Europe and the rest of the world must cope with an expected 70 per cent increase in food demand, and a 100 per cent increase in energy demand, by 2050. Under these circumstances, we must prepare ourselves for a ‘post-petroleum’ society, one in which we use our natural resources more sustainably”.

Our Commissioner reviewed the recent past of the European Bioeconomy explaining its cornerstone: the adoption in 2012 of the strategy ‘Innovating for Sustainable Growth: a Bioeconomy for Europe’. She also encourages “Member States to move forward as it is up to them and regions to set up national strategies and fine-tune tailor-made solutions in order to exploit their own potential”.

You can read the full interview on-line.