BBI JU call for proposals 2020 is now open

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The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has recently launched its seventh call for project proposals (H2020-BBI-JTI-2020).

This Horizon 2020 call supports four strategic orientations defined in the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) of the European bio-based industries: feedstock supply, processing for integrated bio-refineries, product development and market uptake of bio-based applications. It will provide a funding of in total €102 million for advancing the European bio-based sector.

Deadline is the 3rd September 2020, 17:00 CET.

Please click here for more information on conditions for application, timetables, FAQ, etc.

An overview of the call:

Five Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) (€22 million)

  • BBI2020.SO2.R1 — Use enabling technologies to improve feedstock availability and sustainability for the bio-based industry
  • 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

Four Demonstration Actions (DEMO) (€28 million)

  • BBI2020.SO1.D1 — Resolve supply-chain hurdles for turning residual waste streams into functional molecules for food and/or non-food market applications
  • 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

Three Flagship Actions (FLAG) (€47 million)

  • BBI2020.SO1.F1 — Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level
  • 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

Four Coordination and Support Actions (CSA) (€5 million)

  • BBI2020.SO4.S1 — Help start-ups and spin-offs to gain access to finance
  • 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

A successful example of a project funded by BBI JU is the EU project LIGNOFLAG. Project coordinator Clariant is currently building a first-of-its-kind commercial-scale flagship plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol in Podari, Romania. Cellulosic ethanol is an advanced and truly sustainable biofuel, which is almost carbon neutral. Therefore, the project will accelerate the process of decarbonizing the European transport sector.

About BBI JU
The Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is a €3.7 billion Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. A strong European bio-based industrial sector will significantly reduce Europe’s dependency on fossil-based products, help the EU meet climate change targets, and lead to greener and more environmentally friendly growth.

Contact at BayFOR
Andreas Blume
Scientific Officer Environment, Energy & Bioeconomy
Phone: +49 89 9901888-122
Twitter: @BayFOR_UEB

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