In October last year, the European Commission announced six priority areas as part of a renewed industrial policy that it hopes will improve industry’s share of the EU’s GDP from the current level of 15.6% to approximately 20% by 2020.
The six priority areas are: advanced manufacturing technologies for clean production, markets for key enabling technologies, bio-based products, sustainable construction and raw materials, clean vehicles, and smart grids.
European plastics associations have responded positively to the Commission’s policy priorities, but they also have varied and diverging concerns.
Tags: production capacity, EU policy framework, Public Private Partnership, investment funds, bio-based products, biorefinery technology
Source: PRW.com, 2013-02-05.