TOPIC : Valuable products from heterogeneous biowaste streams
|Publication date:||09 July 2014|
|Types of action:||BBI-RIA Bio-based Industries Research and Innovation action|
|DeadlineModel: Opening date:||single-stage 09 July 2014||Deadline:||15 October 2014 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
Specific challenge: Heterogeneous biowaste streams (e.g. biodegradable fraction of municipal solid waste and low volume agro-food waste streams like leaves, stems, bulbs, flowers) pose environmental risks while being an important potential feedstock resource for producing a wide range of bioproducts. Their valorisation is limited by the lack of technologies able to process heterogeneous mixtures beyond existing homogenisation technologies, that fully break down the valuable complexity of organic components, or specific extraction technologies, which are excessively costly.
Scope: Development of pre-treatment, extraction, conversion and separation technologies for the processing of full heterogeneous biowaste streams into valuable chemical building blocks and substrates suitable for biotechnological conversion into new bioproducts. Research challenges relate to 1) pre-treatment parameters for the production of basis components (e.g. furfural, derivatives and lignin); 2) the required extraction and purification methods; development of suitable organic-based platform substrates through e.g. enzymatic hydrolysis (e.g. sugars, proteins, lipids and acids); and 3) conversion of the substrates into valuable products by e.g. microorganisms. Process and theoretical yield shall be validated at small pilot level. A life-cycle assessment should be carried out in order to evaluate the environmental and socio-economic performance of the developed products. Proposals will consider potential standardisation related activities expected to facilitate the market uptake of the developed products.
It is considered that proposals with a total eligible budget of at least EUR 2 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals with another budget.
Improving environmental performace and cost efficiency of targeted products and processes.
Reducing of the CO2 footprint of at least 20% with respect to currently available technologies.
Creating of new revenues for the participating actors owning or having direct access to waste source.
Achieving technological validation of at least 2 new bio-based products.
Topic conditions and documents
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- List of countries and applicable rules for funding: described in part A of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
- Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in part B of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in part F of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
3.2 For submission and evaluation process, see the H2020 Guide to the submission and evaluation process and the BBI JU Calls 2014 - Guide for applicants.
- Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
- Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of one-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the final date for submission.
Signature of grant agreements: maximum 3 months from the date of informing successful applicants.
- Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:
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Specific provisions and funding rates: described in part D of the Annex of the BBI JU Annual Work Plan 2014.
Standard proposal template
Standard evaluation form
BBI JU Model Grant Agreement
H2020 Annotated Model Grant Agreement
- Additional provisions:
Technology readiness levels (TRL): described in part E of the Annex of the BBI Annual Work Plan.
- Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions, and proposals must refer to measures envisaged. Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.
- BBI additional documents:
BBI JU Call fiche 2014
BBI JU Work Plan 2014
BBI JU Scientific Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)
Horizon 2020 Rules for participation
BBI-JU derogation to H2020 Rules for Participation
BBI JU – Regulation of establishment
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