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What is the bioeconomy?

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Bioscience has the potential to address some of the world’s greatest challenges, such as feeding a growing population and offering alternatives to dwindling natural resources.

Did you know that by 2030, energy demand will grow by 20%? Or that by 2050, there will be at least 9Bn people to feed on the planet?


The bioeconomy is the economic benefit of embracing these challenges with biological solutions.

We at BBSRC are ensuring that the UK’s excellent research base is primed to seize these opportunities for the benefit of society, while delivering real economic impact.

To find out more see: Core narrative.


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