The transition of the classical chemical sector based on fossil feedstock such as coal, oil and gas, to greener chemistries, based on renewable feedstock, holds an enticing perspective for CO2 reduction, new functional materials, new value chains, new knowledge and open innovation, independent feedstock position, as well as offering chances for rural and regional economic structural reinforcement. In addition it leads to innovative green chemistry development and novel applicatioans coupled with scaling up of SME companies, creating jobs and added value. And last but not least a growing biobased economy is positive for related sectors such as agricultural, logistics, energy and process industry. Many of these use first generation carbohydrate crops as feedstock, such as...