Supported by:   Great availability of renewable raw materials, institutional infrastructure and support: These are the ingredients that make Canada one of the major players in the bioeconomy sector at global level. It could not be any different for a country where the maple leaf, also included in its flag, is the national symbol. Canadian forests cover 348 million hectares making up 10% of global forests. Instead, agricultural land occupies 67 million hectares. “Agricultural and forestry biomass plays a crucial role in the development of the Canadian bioeconomy,” tells us Murray McLaughlin, executive director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada until last June, one of the most important research and marketing centres focussed on the bioeconomy. “Companies are devel...