Finance & innovation performance

H2020 BBI: 135M€ to convert renewable resources in bio-based products

Don’t miss the opportunities offered by the H2020 BBI JU (Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking) 2019 Annual Work Plan! With an indicative budget of 135M€, it is expected that this year, about one project per topic can be funded.

The deadline for proposal submission is September 4th 2019. 

Develop new sustainable and competitive bio-based value chains in Europe 

Since 2014, the BBI JU initiative (public/private partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium) supports European projects tackling the technological and innovation challenges to shift towards a European bioeconomy. 

As for the fifth previous calls, the 2019 Annual Work Plan will promote the development of new sustainable and competitive bio-based value chains from various feedstocks and through efficient processing to produce new bio-based products. The market uptake of these new bio-based products and their respective applications will also be a 2019 priority

These 4 strategic orientations (feedstock, process, product and market uptake) remain the scientific priorities of the 2019 Annual Work Plan recently published on the BBI JU website .

21 topics and a deadline for proposal submission on September 4th 2019

With an indicative budget of 135 M€ and 21 topics, the BBI JU will once again support the innovative projects that will contribute to reduce the fossil-based dependence of the European industrial landscape.

The deadline for proposal submission is September 4th 2019 and the topics per strategic orientations are divided as follow: 

Foster supply of sustainable biomass feedstock to feed both existing and new value chains

The two main objectives are to either improve the utilisation of existing feedstock sources or to expand the exploitation of under-utilised or new feedstocks. The biomass feedstocks considered include agri-based, aquatic/marine and bio-waste and CO2 feedstocks. 

  • 1 Research and Innovation Action (RIA) and 3 Innovation Actions (IA) topics (2 “Demonstrations” and 1 “Flagship”)

Optimise efficient processing for integrated biorefineries through research, development and innovation

The objective is to develop new and efficient processing such as feedstock pre-treatment and its conversion to bio-based chemicals and materials, downstream processing for separation and purification and system modelling. 

  • 6 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and 1 Innovation Action (IA) topic (“Flagship”)

Develop innovative bio-based products for identified market applications

This strategic orientation focuses on developing bio-based products that outperform fossil-based counterparts like proteins and/or active ingredients for feed, food, pharma and cosmetics. 

  • 3 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and 3 Innovation Actions (IA) topics (2 “Demonstrations” and 1 “Flagship”)

Create and accelerate the market-uptake of bio-based products and applications

The strategy is to increase public awareness and acceptance about these bio-based products but also to contribute to personnel education in bio-based industries. 

  • 4 Coordination & Support Actions (CSA)

Summary of number of topics and indicative budget per action category: 

As a BIC (Bio-Based Industries Consortium) member, Ayming will participate to the next BBI JU Info day  on April 12th 2019 in Brussels and Ayming experts will be available to answer your questions and discuss your project ideas with you. 

Do not hesitate to contact us and let’s make your project a real success story like the Exilva Flagship project  and many others with Ayming.