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What does the term 'Bioeconomy' mean?

An economy where the basic building blocks for industry and the raw materials for energy are derived from plant/crop-based (i.e. renewable) sources.

What does the term 'Biomass' mean?

Plant based materials that are renewable on an annual basis.

What does the term 'Biorefinery' mean?

A cluster of biobased industries producing chemicals, fuels, power, products, and materials.