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Bioeconomy in Denmark

Agriculture and the biotech industry – especially the production of enzymes – are among the strengths of the southern Scandinavians. Denmark does not yet have a dedicated national bioeconomy strategy.

However, the government’s commitment to bioeconomy is framed by the “Growth Plan for Foods” and the “Growth Plan for Water, Bio and Environmental Solutions” (2013). In addition, Denmark has appointed a National Bioeconomy Panel, composed of experts from universities, industry and non-governmental organisations as well as politicians.In the meantime, there are strategical papers for almost all industrial sectors stressing the meaning of a sustainable economy and encouraging respective developments. This concerns not only agriculture and forestry, but also the aquaculture, food and energy sector.

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