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.
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.