Consultation outcome

UK bioeconomy: call for evidence

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Growing the bioeconomy: government response to the bioeconomy call for evidence

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Detail of outcome

This document summarises the responses to the call for evidence.

The feedback, along with a continued period of stakeholder engagement and input, has contributed to the development of the UK’s first Bioeconomy Strategy, which sets out the actions needed to grow the bioeconomy for the future.

Detail of feedback received

We received over 100 responses from:

  • businesses
  • the research community
  • trade bodies
  • NGOs
  • public authorities
  • interested individuals

Original consultation


We're seeking views on the bioeconomy to help shape a UK strategy.

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Consultation description

Our aim is to produce a strategy which will encourage a world leading bioeconomy which is appropriate to the UK’s industrial structure and availability of natural resources. This strategy will involve many different sectors across the economy and will need to take account of other objectives, such as:

  • decarbonisation
  • sustainability
  • food security

This call for evidence asks a series of questions which will help us identify the opportunities, challenges, barriers and enablers. We want your views on where there is room for growth and what needs to be done to achieve the promise of the bioeconomy.


UK bioeconomy: call for evidence

Published 1 December 2016
Last updated 5 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Government response published.

  2. First published.