€102 Million Call for Application announced by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

The seventh Call for proposals has been announced by the  Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking with 16 different topics  published.

A list of the calls is at the bottom of this article or alternatively visit the BBI website

There is a budget  €102 million available for projects working on the faster development of new sustainable value chains, ranging from efficient processing of biomass feedstock supply to bringing bio-based products to the market.

The deadline for applications is the 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET.

About the The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking

The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Operating under Horizon 2020, this EU body is driven by the Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) developed by the industry.

Where to find more information?

Take a look at the BBI JU 2020 Call booklet for more information on the topics, as well as Call submission and evaluation details.

The BBI JU Virtual Info Day on 22 April 2020 will feature presentations about different aspects of the Call, as well as interactive Q&A sessions with participants. The event will be recorded and available for playback on the Info Day page.

The BBI JU community will also have wide online networking opportunities on the BBI JU Partnering Platform where you can already schedule remote one-to-one meetings for 22 and 23 April and 12 May 2020.



Topic Type of action Indicative budget (€ million)
BBI2020.SO2.R1 — Use enabling technologies to improve feedstock availability and sustainability for the bio-based industry RIA 22
BBI2020.SO2.R2 — Develop integral fractionation of lignocellulose to produce components for high-value applications
BBI2020.SO2.R3 — Develop bio-based solutions to recycle composites
BBI2020.SO2.R4 — Extract bioactive compounds from new, under-exploited and/or recalcitrant residual bio-based streams for high-value applications
BBI2020.SO3.R5 — Improve the sustainability of coatings
BBI2020.SO1.D1 — Resolve supply-chain hurdles for turning residual waste streams into functional molecules for food and/or non-food market applications DEMO 28
BBI2020.SO1.D2 — Use biogenic gaseous carbon to increase feedstock availability for the industry
BBI2020.SO2.D3 — Upscale the production of bio-based platform molecules for larger market applications
BBI2020.SO3.D4 — Demonstrate superior bio-based packaging solutions with minimal environmental damage
BBI2020.SO1.F1 — Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level FLAG 47
BBI2020.SO1.F2 — Turn lignin into materials and chemicals for high-end applications
BBI2020.SO1.F3 — Produce food ingredients with high nutritional value from aquatic sources
BBI2020.SO4.S1 — Help start-ups and spin-offs to gain access to finance CSA 5
BBI2020.SO4.S2 — Provide insight on emerging technologies for bio-based value chains
BBI2020.SO4.S3 — Create and interlink bio-based education centres to meet industry’s needs of skills and competences
BBI2020.SO4.S4 — Expand circular economy to include the underexploited circular bioeconomy





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