Q. Consider the following statements about Mission Integrated Biorefineries:
1. It has been launched under Mission Innovation of the EU.
2. It will be co-led by India and Britain.
3. It has a target of replacing 50% of fossil-based fuels, chemicals and materials with bio-based alternatives by 2030.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 2 and 3 only

[B] 1 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:

Mission Integrated Biorefineries

  • It has been launched under Mission Innovation of the EU.
  • It will be co-led by India and Netherlands.
  • Its aim is to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions to accelerate the commercialization of integrated biorefineries.
  • It has a target of replacing 10% of fossil-based fuels, chemicals and materials with bio-based alternatives by 2030.
  • The mission is a PPP (Public Private Participation) mode initiative that unites countries, international organizations, the corporate sector, academic institutions and civil society to accelerate innovation for renewable fuels for a low-carbon future.
  • Brazil and Canada are core members and the European Commission and the United Kingdom are supporting members.
  • Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative of 24 countries and the European Commission (on behalf of the European Union).
  • In India, the mission is being coordinated by Department of Biotechnology.

Source: EPIC April 2022