Bioeconomy in Belgium
The bio-based economy has a long tradition in the beer brewing nation – more than 500 beers are produced there. The regional division between Flanders and Wallonia is also reflected in research and industry.
A national bioeconomy strategy has not been available to date.
In Flanders, facilities for modern plant breeding as well as high-tech industrial locations ensure high potential for innovations. In 2014, the Flemish Government presented the strategy “Bioeconomy in Flanders”. Additionally, there are other relevant initiatives on "sustainable chemistry" or the 2012 "Flemish Materials Program".