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The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) grant agreements for 18 new projects under the 2018 Call for proposals are now signed, bringing the total number of BBI JU-funded projects to 100.
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The new projects grant almost € 86 million to 224 beneficiaries originating from 27 different countries. They will tackle a range of different topics from unlocking the potential of biodegradable packaging to using mealworms to produce animal feed.

BBI JU’s Executive Director Philippe Mengal commented: ‘Once again, these consortia bring together primary production and processing industries, consumer brands, SMEs, research and technology centres and universities, demonstrating BBI JU’s ability to connect previously unconnected actors so they can successfully scale up and commercialise bio-based products.’

The BBI JU projects are funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and bring together researchers from several European centres of excellence – companies, research institutes or universities – to develop new technologies and products, and bring them to maturity or even commercial level. A full list of the new projects can be found on the BBI JU website.