European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials Webinar (UK)

13 August 2014
Location: 
Webinar in the UK (UK TIME!)

European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials Webinar

EU and industry leaders have launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). The aim is to trigger investments and create a competitive market for bio-based products and materials sourced locally and "Made in Europe", tackling some of Europe’s biggest societal challenges.

€3.7 billion will be injected into the European economy between 2014 and 2024 - €975 million from the European Commission and €2.7 billion from the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) - to develop an emerging bioeconomy sector. Through financing of research and innovation projects, the BBI will create new and novel partnerships across sectors, such as agriculture, agro-food, technology providers, forestry/pulp and paper, chemicals and energy. Further information can be found here:http://bbi-europe.eu/

First Call for Proposals launched

A €50 million call for proposals is now live covering 16 topics including:

  • Efficient pre-treatment of lignocellulosic feedstock to advanced bio-based chemicals and biomaterials
  • Valuable products from heterogeneous biowaste streams
  • Chemical building blocks and value-added materials through integrated processing of wood
  • Functional additives from residues from the agro-food industry

Ian Holmes, National Contact Point for the Bioeconomy will talk about the details of the funding call and Dan Noakes of Centre for Process Innovation will highlight topics where they are looking to.