A visit to the Galactic manufacturing plant in Escanaffles for over a dozen regional, national and European policy-makers allowed them to experience first-hand the production of biobased lactic acid and its many applications. Organised in cooperation between Bio.Be and EuropaBio, the visit comprised a tour of the manufacturing facilities as well as a presentation on the production processes that are at play and the different products produced on site, thus giving visitors an opportunity to find out more about the technological possibilities and the market opportunities that lie ahead for this emerging sector.