PÖYRY POINT OF VIEW ARTICLE / 10 Oct 2012
Are you ready for the ‘Age of Confluence’?
Our global ecosystem is evolving and the next generation of our bioeconomy is taking shape.
In this Point of View we explore:
- The challenges and opportunities involved in creating a sustainable biofuture
- The ethical dimensions of our bioeconomy matter
- How to achieve real end-to-end sustainability in biofuels
Point of View Overview
We have entered a new era, characterised by an increasingly complex mesh of interconnections and linkages across the world’s major resource groups: land, biomass, energy, fresh water, chemicals, manpower, and metals and minerals. Another parallel phenomenon is emerging: our digital and bio-based worlds are also converging. We are living in what we have termed the ‘Age of Confluence’. It is time for industries to understand and master the bio-economic implications – or risk facing serious issues, which cut deep into the core of a sustainable future. Now is the time to take an informed view.