To meet our 2050 climate goals we will need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our transport and chemicals sectors. Currently, these sectors account for nearly one third of global emissions. Replacing fossil fuel-based fuels, chemicals and materials with sustainable bio-based alternatives from residues and wastes could reduce these emissions, providing a renewable alternative for hard-to-abate sectors and support rural jobs. To realize this potential and make sustainable bio-based alternatives from residues and wastes cost-competitive, India and the Netherlands are leading the development of the Integrated Biorefineries Mission. More information will follow in 2022.

“Mission Biorefineries offers an integrated and holistic zero-waste biorefinery  approach to scaling up clean energy innovation for a low carbon sustainable future through a global collaborative alliance. India and Netherlands are leading this mission to address the current challenges with active engagement of MI Members, partners and industries.”

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Indian Minister of State for the Ministry of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences


“Participation in Mission Innovation 2.0 is of great importance to the Netherlands. Therefore, we are proud to be able to co-lead the soon to be launched Integrated Biorefineries Mission. Countries, knowledge institutes, industry, all are welcome to join this mission and help us set up and promote RD&D, realize pilot-scale demonstrations and boost public-private partnerships. Together we can achieve more.”

Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, Dutch State Secretary of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy