The bioeconomy is the part of the economy which uses renewable resources from agriculture, forestry and the marine to produce food, feed, materials and energy, while reducing waste.

The bioeconomy recognises the value of nature, soils, land and seas to generate prosperity and mitigate climate change. It supports sustainable agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture.

BiOrbic is a national collaboration of researchers, focused on the development of a sustainable, circular bioeconomy.

Pat Flynn spoke with Derek O’Brien, BiOrbic’s Executive Director.