the 1st BioEconomy event in Greece in Thessaloniki on 10 & 11 May 2019
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Dr. Chris Patermann
Director, ret. European Commission
'Father' of the European Bioeconomy
I strongly encourage my friends and colleagues in Greece to associate to the Bioeconomy Club
of like-minded, as the country has undoubtedly strong, yet untapped potentialin human resources,
infrastructures , knowledge, education, training, and last but not least certain value chains of biomass.
I congratulate you for your recent efforts of creating the Greek Bioeconomy Forum and I look
forward in close cooperation in the near future.
With best wishes for the new Greek Bioeconomy Forum
Center for BioProcess Engineering
Danish Technological University (DTU)
Developing the Bioeconomy in Europe should be given high priority as it can deliver
to all aspects of the Horizon 2020 Vision for Europe, as a smarter more sustainable
and socially inclusive society. More specifically, focus should be on unlocking the full
potential of the Mediterranean biomasses, residues and side-streams
for higher value products, creation of jobs, and rural
and coastal economic development.