Roadmap documents


thumbnail Factsheet Key Messages (Engagement guide, part 2)
The key messages presented in this factsheet are intended as an instrument for the chemical industry to address target audiences in their communication about bio-based chemicals, materials and products. This factsheet is part of the Engagement guide. Two more Factsheets (readers guide, communication guide) will be published soon.
20,8 MB
thumbnail Strategy Document (Full document)
The roadmap written for the chemical industry has the aspiration to show a way on how to increase the share of bio-based or renewable feedstock to 25% of total volume of organic chemicals raw materials/feedstock used by the chemical industry in 2030. This Roadmap Strategy Document is intended to provide an evidence-based foundation for the EU chemical industry upon which future policy can be implemented and actions delivered.
28,5 MB
thumbnail Strategy Document (Executive summary)
The Executive Summary of the Roadmap Strategy Document describes the product group opportunities and their roadmap to increased share of bio-based chemicals in the EU chemicals industry in a nutshell
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Public Deliverables

The following deliverables are declared as public. All of the deliverables are accepted and will be soon also on CORDIS.

icon D1.1: Bio-based opportunities for the chemical industry
The aim of this study is to show bio-based opportunities for the chemical industry and 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.
3,1 MB
icon D1.2: Case studies on potentially attractive opportunities for the bio-based chemicals in Europe
This report provides an analysis of nine potentially attractive business opportunities (“sweet spots”) for the European bio-biobased industry. The “sweet spots” have been chosen by analysing the current landscape of bio-based chemicals and those that have reached an advanced development stage, and hence may represent a potential business opportunity for the European chemical industry.
2,4 MB
icon D2.1: Report on regulatory barriers
This report synthesizes existing knowledge on hurdles and barriers for the bio-based economy and brings the earlier study findings up to date according to new developments in legislation, with a focus on understanding why legislative barriers came to be.
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icon D2.2: Public perception of bio-based products
The aim of this study is 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.
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icon D2.3: Public perception of bio-based product - qualitative analysis of stakeholders' concerns
The goal of this report is to broaden the analysis of existing research and reports about public perception of bio-based products in order to identify barriers for further market development, taking into account not only the perception of consumers, but also additional societal stakeholders relevant for overall public perception. We conducted the research presented in this report in three steps:
1) Expert validation of findings on public perception
2) Interviews with NGOs
3) Interviews with policy makers
1,5 MB
icon D2.4: Ways to overcome societal and policy barriers
In this deliverable, the project has developed a set of key messages and recommendations for the chemical industry. Both shall play a part in overcoming the previously identified regulatory and acceptance hurdles.
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icon D2.5: Concept of bio-based and circular economy
A number of aspects relevant for the bio-based economy also touch on the circular economy. This report summarizes existing literature on possible interfaces between bio-based and circular economy, but also points out relevant differences between the goals of the concepts.
1,4 MB


General Publications


icon RoadToBio-flyer
This is the initial flyer to introduce to the project and its objectives
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icon RoadToBio 3rd workshop agenda.pdf 439 KB
icon RoadToBio stakeholder workshop agenda.pdf 403 KB
icon Presentations of the first webinar
The RoadToBio Consortium presented the latest results of the project in a one-hour webinar on February 7. In addition to a general introduction which answers the questions why it makes sense to switch to bio-based chemistry and what options the change has for the chemical industry the definitions of drop-ins, smart drop-ins and dedicated chemicals were explained in more detail. On this basis bio-based opportunities for the chemical industry were presented, which were identified within the framework of the project. If you missed this event and would like to inform yourself about it, you can find the slides here
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The following newsletters have already been published


icon Which implementation strategy is right for bio-based chemicals - drop-in, smart drop-in and dedicated ones?
Developing a roadmap for an increasingly bio-based European chemical industry is the main goal of the EU project RoadToBio. Which roles can different classes of bio-based chemicals play and what are their market needs? Based on ongoing discussions and the results of the first RoadToBio workshop, experts from the project consortium propose to introduce a classification in three different classes of bio-based chemicals, namely drop-ins, smart drop-ins and dedicated chemicals.
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