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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The EU bio-based industry is quickly evolving but clear data on the development of this emerging sector are still missing. This document illustrates the work of the JRC in building an extensive database of EU facilities producing different categories of bio-based products: chemicals, liquid biofuels, composites and fibres, biomethane, pulp&paper, sugar, starch and timber. The database is accompanied by an online interactive dashboard for visualisation of its content (https://datam.jrc.ec.europa.eu/datam/mashup/BIOBASED_INDUSTRY) in which the user is invited to apply the available filters (product category, feedstock origin, TRL and country) to discover the EU bio-based sector. An additional filter is also provided to identify EU biorefineries, according to the user’s preferred definition of them.