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Bioeconomy in Great Britain

Modern agricultural technologies, bioenergy and biotechnology are on the agenda for research policy in the United Kingdom.

The UK does not have a specific bioeconomic strategy, but it has published various other strategy papers dealing with sustainable agriculture, forestry and industrial biotechnology. Following a biomass strategy in 2007, a specific bioenergy strategy was adopted in 2012, emphasizing the use of various waste materials and perennial energy crops. The first strategy for agricultural technologies (Agri-tech Industrial Strategy) was agreed in 2013, specifically aiming at the transfer of technology and the commercialization of agricultural and forestry research.
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has also addressed the bioindustry with the latest strategy plan "The Age of Bioscience". In 2015, Scotland presented its own biorefinery roadmap.

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