Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) announces €200 million EU call for bioeconomy proposals
The 2015 call is aimed at attracting project proposals that can fill the technological gaps within specific value chains, or actions addressing the whole value chain from feedstock sourcing to the market applications. Demonstration actions should include building a demo-scale production facility in Europe, while flagship actions should support the first application in the market of a proven innovation that has not yet deployed.
The BBI JU 2014 call for proposals included support for the development of biorefining technologies to sustainably transform renewable natural resources into bio-based products, materials and fuels. The call resulted in the submission of 38 proposals, of which 10 received grants. The total BBI JU contribution for these 10 projects is almost €50 million with an additional industry contribution of over € 70 million. Seven of the projects are aimed at replacing fossil-based materials with bio-based materials. A further three grants are for demonstration projects aimed at testing technologies.
About BBI JU
The BBI JU is a public-private partnership (PPP), to help make the EU’s economy more resource-efficient and sustainable, while supporting growth and employment.