About this initiative


This initiative aims to support sustainability-driven innovation in creating new local value from waste and biomass.
It will focus on helping develop sustainable and climate-neutral technologies and replacing non-renewable fossil and mineral resources with biomass and waste to obtain renewable products and nutrients.

Research and innovation


Feedback: open

Inception impact assessment
More about roadmaps.

Feedback period
30 July 2019 - 27 August 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

The Commission would like to hear your views.

Roadmaps are open for feedback for 4 weeks. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions can't be taken up. Feedback received will be published on this site and therefore must adhere to the feedback rules.

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Feedback (4)

  • EurEau (Belgium)
    21 August 2019 Business association
    EurEau (Belgium)

    European urban waste water operators collect and treat between 23 and 38 billion litres of waste water per year. Waste water can be an important source of organic matter and nutrients which can be used as organic fertiliser and soil stabiliser, for biogas generation, for the recovery of cellulose, as raw material for bioplastics and the recovery of nutrients for reuse. Waste water can also provide an invaluable supply of irrigation water...

  • Economia e sostenibilità (EStà) (Italy)
    19 August 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Economia e sostenibilità (EStà) (Italy)

    1) In areas where cereal production does not guarantee sufficient prices for the remuneration of farmers, the link between the production of cereals and other plants and the development of the biochemical industry offers significant opportunities, as highlighted in the extract from the study which we present as an annex (in italian) 2) The challenge of the complex and sometimes fragmented policy environment of a sector composed of so many sub...

  • Anonymous (Portugal)
    12 August 2019 Academic/research institution
    Anonymous (Portugal)

    An institutionalised European Partnership (option 2) seems to be the most effective to guarantee the continuous development of the biobased industry that has been seen in the recent years through initiatives as BBI-JU. The future initiative should be inclusive and not limited to the partners of the initiative in order to truly promote a wider development of the sector. Calls should be designed taking into account different TRLs also to promote...

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Planned for
Third quarter 2019

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