What do we work for?

Our work

The purpose of the European Biosolutions Coalition is to highlight the importance of streamlining the regulatory framework for biosolutions, in the EU and member states. We must strengthen the alliance and partnerships between key stakeholders in Europe to make sure that Biosolutions, biotechnology and biomanufacturing will be included in the next European Commission’s five-year work program.

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    Identify legislative barriers

    for the development and commercialisation of biosolutions in Europe. We need scale and speed.

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    Guiding European policymakers

    to a sustainable future with the help of biosolutions. The Coalition will develop a manifesto with concrete policy-asks for a harmonized, modern, and updated regulation.

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    Raise Awareness and knowledge

    about biosolutions among stakeholders, both within member states and EU institutions, by engaging in policy advocacy and enhancing public visibility by acting as spokespersons on behalf of the sector.

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    The Coalition aims to streamline the regulatory framework for biosolutions within the EU

    to produce scalability and innovation within Europe, also securing political recognition of the contributions of biosolutions to sustainability and food security.

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    Cultivate enduring support from stakeholders

    to sustain high-level attention to biosolutions on the European agenda.

Impact

Biosolutions are pivotal in revolutionizing eco-friendly practices and encompassing numerous sustainable solutions. Environmental innovation holds significant potential for driving the green transition. This potential extends to sustainable agriculture, leveraging technologies like the CRISPR technology and utilizing crops for biofuel. Low-carbon technologies play a crucial role in shaping a greener future with clean energy solutions. There is substantial potential in biodiversity conservation and renewable resources, such as bioplastics. Biological pesticides contribute to enhancing agricultural practices. This holistic approach underscores the importance of integrating eco-friendly methods to forge a more sustainable future.

1. Approval of microbiological plant protection products

The European Commission should establish a fast-track scheme inspired by successful models, reducing approval timelines and costs for microbiological plant protection products. This will align with the Farm to Fork strategy's aim to reduce chemical pesticide use.

2. Update NGT Rules for Microorganism

Revise EU NGT rules to include new genomic techniques for both plants and microorganisms. Enable the use of CRISPR technology, fostering competitiveness and innovation.

3. Ensure Fair EU Classification

Safeguard against unintended bias in the EU taxonomy classification. Prevent misclassification of biosolutions companies as chemical industries, aligning the classification with the sustainability and impact of biosolutions.

4. Modernise Novel Food Regulation

Collaborate with the European Commission to modernise novel food regulation. Balance food safety, agility, and innovation within the legislative framework. Prioritise considerations of innovation and sustainability alongside food safety.