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€120 million available for advancing Europe’s circular bioeconomy

  • Sista ansökningsdag 22 september 2022.

CBE JU has published its first call for project proposals. A total of €120 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 12 topics. All stakeholders of the bio-based industries ecosystem can apply.The mission of CBE JU is to advance a competitive bioeconomy for a sustainable Europe. To achieve this goal, in 2022, the public-private partnership will fund projects developing innovative and sustainable bio-based solutions, with a focus on these strategic priorities: feedstock, processing, products, as well as cross-cutting aspects of communication and environmental sustainability.

The Call’s funding supports three CBE JU objectives:

  • Accelerate the innovation process and development of bio-based innovative solutions
  • Accelerate market deployment of existing mature and innovative bio-based solution
  • Ensure a high level of environmental performance of bio-based industrial systems

Project applicants will support the implementation of these objectives via 12 topics with a total indicative budget of €120 million:

  1. Biogenic carbon capture and use (CCU) for circular bio-based products – €10 million
  2. Cooperative business models for sustainable mobilisation and valorisation of agricultural residues, by-products, and waste in rural areas – €10 million
  3. Cost-effective production routes towards bio-based alternatives to fossil-based chemical building blocks – €12 million
  4.  Co-processing of mixed bio-based waste streams – €12 million
  5. Maximum valorisation of sustainably sourced bio-based feedstock in multi-product, zero-waste, zero-pollution biorefinery – €14 million
  6.  Alternative sources for high added value food and/or feed ingredients – €14 million
  7. High performance bio-based polymers for market applications with stringent requirements – €9 million
  8. Bio-based coatings, barriers, binders, and adhesives – €9 million
  9.  Circular-by-design bio-based materials to improve the circularity of complex structures – €9 million
  10. Proteins from alternative and unconventional sources – €9 million
  11. Sustainable fibres biorefineries feedstock – €9 million
  12.  Developing and validating monitoring systems of environmental sustainability and circularity: collection of best practices and benchmarks – €3 million

Who can apply?

All stakeholders of the bio-based industries ecosystem – farmers, brand owners, companies, research organisations and local authorities, to name just a few – are invited to apply for CBE JU funding.

Read more and apply on the CBE website by clicking the green button on the top right.