Chemical Cluster Emmen plays an important role within the European Chemicals sector. Several entrepreneurs have united within the SUSPACC business network and are now members of the European Bio-based Industries Constorium (BIC).
The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) is the private partner of the European Commission (EC) in the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). A public-private partnership that is driven by the industry. The members are industrial entrepreneurs (large and small) and academics. The purpose of the BBI JU is to establish an effective biobased industry in Europe. The European Commission supports this, in addition to giving advice, with a financial injection of almost 1 billion euros up to and including 2020.