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
Type of act
Proposal for a regulation


Feedback: closed

Inception impact assessment
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Feedback period
30 July 2019 - 27 August 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (19)

  • Eurogas (Belgium)
    27 August 2019 Business association
    Eurogas (Belgium)

    Eurogas welcomes the commitment of the Commission to set up European Partnerships to address the main challenges facing the EU in its energy transition. We believe that the Commission made sensible choices in defining the scope of these partnerships. A European Partnership for a circular bio-based Europe is all the more relevant as it would help bring about a shift in the business model of key European economic sectors and boost the emergence...

  • University College Dublin (Ireland)
    27 August 2019 Academic/research institution
    University College Dublin (Ireland)

    University College Dublin (UCD) is Ireland’s largest university and one of Europe’s most research-intensive. UCD is committed to solving global challenges, in particular delivering on the ambitions set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with others. Over the past 5 years we have collaborated with 4,050 institutions from 126 countries. We are leading research and innovation globally in Agri-food;...

  • European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) (Belgium)
    27 August 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) (Belgium)

    The European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform (ESPP) supports the proposal for a Horizon 2020 ‘Partnership on Circular bio-based Europe’, and welcomes the approach of grouping the two linked objectives of circularity and bio-based economy. We support the recognition that the bio-economy is based on not only agri-forest bio-resources, but also organic wastes and by-products. Nutrients are a key link between circularity and bio-based economy,...

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Public consultation

Feedback: open
Feedback period
11 September 2019 - 06 November 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

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Commission adoption

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Proposal for a regulation
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Planned for
First quarter 2020

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