SER advisory report

Biomass in the balance: A sustainability framework for high-value use of bio-based raw materials

This SER-advisory report deals with the role of biomass in the transition to a carbon-neutral, circular economy by 2050. Biomass can be produced from crops, trees and plants, algae and animal products. In order to make the desired contribution to transition processes, biomass must be produced and used as sustainably as possible.

Use of bio-based raw materials must contribute to sustainability transitions

In this advisory report, the SER provides guidance on the development of a sustainability framework and illustrates the consequences of this for the use of bio-based raw materials in various areas of application. The SER's ambition is to ensure that the use of bio-based raw materials will contribute to three sustainability transitions in order to promote a broad concept of prosperity.