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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, Industry, Information, Innovation, New technologies, Research, SME Policy

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Corporations, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries, New Independant States, Switzerland

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

* Mediterranean countries: Israel

* European economic area: Norway, Iceland

* New Independant States: Moldova


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims to support the transition towards a more resource efficient and sustainable low-carbon economy and to increase economic growth and employment, in particularly in rural areas, by developing sustainable and competitive bio-based industries in Europe based on advanced biorefineries that source their biomass sustainably.

Priorities and funded actions:

– Every topic has its own specific objective

– Initiatives that have a high potential to deliver results on the short and medium term
– Priority challenges to ensure medium and long-term sustainable biorefinery approaches
– High impact and complex long-term issues

This Call for Proposals includes topics for four of the five value chains, namely
– Value chain 1 (VC1): From lignocellulosic feedstock to advanced biofuels, bio-based chemicals and biomaterials
– Value chain 2 (VC2): The next generation forest-based value chains
– Value chain 3 (VC3): The next generation agro-based value chains
– Value chain 4 (VC4): Emergence of new value chains from (organic) waste

– BBI.VC1.R1: Efficient pre-treatment of lignocellulosic feedstock to advanced bio-based chemicals and biomaterials (between 5 and 8 million euro)
– BBI.VC2.R2: New sustainable pulping technologies (2 million euro)
– BBI.VC2.R3: New products from sustainable cellulose pulp exploitation (between 5 and 8 million euro)
– BBI.VC2.R4: Fibres and polymers from lignin (2 million euro)
– BBI.VC2.R5: Sugars from effluents of the pulping process and discharged fibres (2 million euro)
– BBI.VC3.R6: Fermentation processes to obtain biosurfactants and specialty carbohydrates from agricultural and agro-industrial streams (2 million euro)
– BBI.VC3.R7: Protein products from plant residues (2 million euro)
– BBI.VC3.R8: Bioactive compounds from meso-organism’s bioconversion (2 million euro)
– BBI.VC4.R9: Valuable products from heterogeneous biowaste streams (2 million euro)
– BBI.VC4.R10: Nutrient recovery from biobased waste streams and residues (2 million euro)
– BBI.VC1.D1: Lignocellulosic residues to (di)carboxylic acids, diols and polyols (8 million euro)
– BBI.VC1.D2: Chemical building blocks and value-added materials through integrated processing of wood (8 million euro)
– BBI.VC2.D3: Advanced products from lignin and cellulose streams of the pulp and paper industry (8 million euro)
– BBI.VC3.D4: Functional additives from residues from the agro-food industry (8 million euro)
– BBI.VC4.D5: Cost efficient manure valorisation on large scale (8 million euro)
– BBI.VC3.F1: Added value products from underutilised agricultural resources (25 million euro)

Among financed actions

* For research and innovation projects 15 million euro): Actions consisting in basic and applied research, in technology development and integration, in testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment.

* For innovation projects (35 million euro)
– Demonstration actions: actions aiming at validating the technical and economic viability of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution in an operational environment, through the establishment of a demo-scale production facility
– Flagship actions: actions aiming at supporting the deployment in the market of an innovation that has already been demonstrated but not yet deployed in the market, through the establishment of a large-scale production facility