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Circular and biobased economy

Efficient solutions for reuse of resources such as nutrients and water are fundamental for a circular economy. The transition to a biobased economy drives a rapid development of novel products and combined materials, e.g. for fiber, energy and medical use. The increasing demands for biomass require a better understanding of interlinkages and trade-offs between production of biomaterials, fuel and food in relation to carbon sequestration and biodiversity. Questions related to land-use and tenure rights are central to these issues. Find out more below!


Circular and biobased economy is linked to several of the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore SLU's partnerships and research linked to circular and biobased economy.

Scientific publications by SDG

SLU researchers publish scholarly works related to the Sustainable Development Goals. Here you can find publication lists and visualisations outputs for all the goals.


Here you can find a selection of resources such as reports, books, policy briefs, videos etcetera about circular and biobased economy.

Published: 06 October 2022 - Page editor: malin.planting@slu.se