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Jobs and growth of the EU bioeconomy 2008-2019

The bioeconomy already makes a strong contribution to the overall EU economy. It contributes close to 5% to the EU gross domestic product. 

The EU bioeconomy is driven by innovation and creates high-value products. The bioeconomy covers the use of renewable biological resources from agriculture, forests and seas, including residues and waste to produce food, materials and energy.

Find out more about the Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy.

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