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Bioeconomy Factsheet - Hungary

Category: feedstocks,bioenergy,biobased,biorefining,biofuels,nnfcc
Published: 26/06/2015
Author: Dr C. Burns, NNFCC, UK; Dr M. Gyalai-Korpos, Pannon Pro, Hungary;and Dr E. Hodgson, Aberystwyth University, UK.
This factsheet is part of our series of guides outlining "Need to Know" information about the bioeconomy in Europe.


The factsheet was produced through the Climate-KIC Biohorizons project. The Climate-KIC Biohorizons project was led by Dr Edward Hodgson, Aberystwyth University, UK and co-ordinated by NNFCC, UK. Project partners were Imperial College, UK, South Pole Carbon Ltd. Switzerland; University of Valencia, Spain; University of Bologna, Italy; PANNON Pro Innovation Services Ltd. Hungary; University of Kassel, Germany; INRA, France. 

Factsheet Overview

This factsheet gives an overview of Hungary's bioeconomy innovation technology system. It includes the key government interventions, research initiatives, networks and finance instruments, in Hungary.

Bioeconomy Governance

The multiple aspects of bioeconomy are split between:

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry for National Economy
  • Ministry of National Development

Bioeconomy Strategies

Currently, there is no dedicated strategy or policy framework aiming for the formation of the Hungarian bioeconomy, and due to its complexity, the responsibilities are not clear and interfaces are not provided. However, there are policies which cover aspects of the bioeconomy. The National Environmental Technology Innovation Strategy 2011 is a framework for eco-innovation within the Hungarian National Reform Programme. The vision of the framework is to facilitate environmental industries and technology, to focus on environmental innovation, reduce primary material use, encourage reuse and recycling, and prevent environmental problems.

The Hungarian Government also approved the following strategies to improve sustainable development, innovation R&D, the economy and employment in various sectors:

  • National Rural Development Strategy
  • New Széchenyi Development Plan
  • National Research and Development and Innovation Strategy 2020

More information 

For more information about the Hungarian bioeconomy please download the factsheet above, or contact Dr Caitlin Burns, NNFCC.​

Bioeconomy Factsheet Series 

This factsheet series provides a concise summary of how different EU governments are supporting the growth of the bioeconomy through policy, strategy and research.​ Other Factsheets in this series include: