The global energy usage of the industrial nations has lead to a great dependency on fossil raw materials like oil, gas and coal. But those fossil raw materials are coming slowly to the end and getting so more and more expensive. Furthermore, we know by using fossil raw materials, the climate is changing as well.
Goals: The EU reaction to this problem is the Strategy Program 2020.
- 20 percent of the final energy consumption has to be provided by renewable sources by 2020. A great target compared to the share of 8.5 percent we have today.
Solution: One possible alternative is biotechnology:
- By using renewable sources to produce e.g. bioplastic could help the aims of the EU Program 2020.