The BBI JU Programme Office has received 229 project proposals by the 3 September deadline of the Call 2020. Applicants have requested €1.1 billion in BBI JU funding, whereas the indicative call budget is €102 million. Evaluation of the project proposals will take place in September – November 2020, and the call results will be out by January 2021 at the latest.
BBI JU welcomes the strong mobilisation of the bio-based sector to participate in this call. It also demonstrates the high level of readiness and interest for future funding opportunities.
This seventh BBI JU Call invited project proposals across 16 different topics, to support faster development of new sustainable value chains, ranging from efficient processing of biomass feedstock supply to bringing bio-based products to the market.
The submitted proposals are distributed as follows:
|Topic||Type of action||Indicative budget (€ million)||Number of submitted proposals||
Requested budget (€)
|BBI2020.SO2.R1 — Use enabling technologies to improve feedstock availability and sustainability for the bio-based industry||RIA||22||10||41,356,652|
|BBI2020.SO2.R2 — Develop integral fractionation of lignocellulose to produce components for high-value applications||21||98,554,981|
|BBI2020.SO2.R3 — Develop bio-based solutions to recycle composites||16||73,195,812|
|BBI2020.SO2.R4 — Extract bioactive compounds from new, under-exploited and/or recalcitrant residual bio-based streams for high-value applications||45||179,611,870|
|BBI2020.SO3.R5 — Improve the sustainability of coatings||31||133,242,593|
|BBI2020.SO1.D1 — Resolve supply-chain hurdles for turning residual waste streams into functional molecules for food and/or non-food market applications||DEMO||28||16||94,358,694|
|BBI2020.SO1.D2 — Use biogenic gaseous carbon to increase feedstock availability for the industry||9||57,331,288|
|BBI2020.SO2.D3 — Upscale the production of bio-based platform molecules for larger market applications||8||50,100,360|
|BBI2020.SO3.D4 — Demonstrate superior bio-based packaging solutions with minimal environmental damage||16||88,289,168|
|BBI2020.SO1.F1 — Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level||FLAG||47||4||54,963,835|
|BBI2020.SO1.F2 — Turn lignin into materials and chemicals for high-end applications||4||55,237,723|
|BBI2020.SO1.F3 — Produce food ingredients with high nutritional value from aquatic sources||11||136,938,612|
|BBI2020.SO4.S1 — Help start-ups and spin-offs to gain access to finance||CSA||5||13||16,643,179|
|BBI2020.SO4.S2 — Provide insight on emerging technologies for bio-based value chains||13||13,637,036|
|BBI2020.SO4.S3 — Create and interlink bio-based education centres to meet industry’s needs of skills and competences||10||14,993,449|
|BBI2020.SO4.S4 — Expand circular economy to include the underexploited circular bioeconomy||2||1,981,769|
BBI JU Programme Office will now check the admissibility and eligibility of all the proposals. Evaluation of proposals with the help of external experts will start in September 2020, and the successful applicants will receive confirmation by January 2021 at the latest.
More information: BBI JU Call 2020 page