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Sweden has all the right ingredients, both technically as well as in the form of available natural resources, to create a competitive bioeconomy with complex biorefineries and production of green chemicals. There are, however, many other important aspects that affect the development of a bioeconomy. These can be political decisions and regulations, corporate culture, the research climate, and how easy it is to innovate and collaborate with different groups of people from business, academia, or wider afield.

Researchers in this field at Lund University

Portrait of Kes McCormick. Photo.

Kes McCormick

Associate Professor, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Email: kes [dot] mccormick [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se

Kes McCormick has a background in both political and environmental science, and works with questions where research, education, communication, and innovation are combined. In a broad sense these questions concern the combination of political governance and environmental sustainability. More specifically, Kes has been researching the factors that can influence political decisions, specific activities, or other events and structures that have a strong or negative effect on how successfully a society can implement a biobased economy.