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The Council of the EU has adopted today (19 November) the regulation establishing Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), the successor of BBI JU. CBE JU is expected to enter into force at the end of November and take over all BBI JU activities.
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CBE JU is the €2 billion partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). It will build on the success of BBI JU to advance competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe.

CBE JU will enter into force on the day when the Council regulation is published in the Official Journal of the European Union, currently expected on 30 November 2021. The CBE JU Programme Office will also be established on this day. The CBE JU’s founding partners (the European Commission and BIC) will then nominate members to the Governing Board, and the Board will convene for the first time by mid-December.

In the first and second quarter of 2022, two CBE JU’s advisory bodies – the States’ Representatives Group and the Scientific Committee – will be established, and the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) adopted. It forms the basis for the first CBE JU Work Programme. The Governing Board will adopt this programme in the second quarter of 2022. The first CBE JU’s call for project proposals will then open.

For more information, see the website of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU).

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