Biorefineries – facilities that convert biomass into fuel, energy, chemicals and materials – have a major role to play in combating climate change, says a World Economic Forum (WEF) report.

Professor David King, author of The Future of Industrial Biorefineries report, says “the growth of the bio-based economy could create significant economic growth and job creation opportunities, particularly in rural areas … and in advanced manufacturing.”

The report estimates that a ‘biomass value chain’ could create potential