Creating a roadmap for a more sustainable chemical industry in Europe

In the RoadToBio project BTG works together with Dechema, E4tech and nova Institute to create a roadmap for the European chemical industry. Our main objective is to set out a path together with the industry for achieving a 30 % share of bio-based products in the organic chemical industry in 2030 (as compared to 12 % in 2016).


The first project results have been published in the form of two reports:

  1. Bio-based opportunities for the chemical industry – “where bio-based chemicals meet existing value chains in Europe”

The aim of this study was to assess the bio-based opportunities for the chemical industry by identifying where bio-based chemicals meet existing value chains in Europe. In total, over 500 petrochemical value chains were analysed, which showed more than 1,000 entry points for bio-based chemicals. For 85% of the existing petrochemicals at least one bio-based route was found that is available at either demonstration or commercial scale.
Download the report here

  1. Public perception of bio-based products

The aim of this study was to compile, compare and analyse currently existing research and reports about public perception of bio-based products in order to identify barriers for further market development. The analysis revealed four general common themes that were each addressed by several publications: awareness and knowledge, associations and connotations, consumption decision and willingness to pay, information and labels.
Download the report here

Join our webinar!

Are you interested to learn more about the project and our first results? Then join our webinar “The best of two worlds - making chemistry more bio-based” on 7 February 2018, 14.00 hr CET. Participation in the webinar is free of charge. Please register here.

This project has received funding from the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 745623.