Renewable Matter # 19 / December-January

From Coal to Biomass

by Mario Bonaccorso

Dossier Belgium


Driven by the Flemish Region, in Belgium the bioeconomy has great ambitions. It already boasts a few flagship achievements: for instance in the field of biofuel production, biotechnologies and research.


The strong presence of the chemical industry (the sixth European country by turnover, according to CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, and first in the world on a per capita basis), with large fermentation plants such as AlcoBiofuel and Biowanze, good availability of biomass, an integrated logistic network in one of the most developed areas in the continent, where the ports...

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