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CBE JU has published its Annual Work Programme, including information about the 2022 call for project proposals. A total of €120 million will be dedicated to advance competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 12 topics.
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The mission of CBE JU is to advance a competitive bioeconomy for a sustainable Europe, in line with the commitments set out in the European Green Deal and the EU Bioeconomy Strategy. To achieve this goal, in 2022, the public-private partnership will fund projects developing innovative and sustainable bio-based solutions, with a focus on these strategic priorities: feedstock, processing, products, as well as cross-cutting aspects of communication, finance and environmental sustainability.

These priorities are set in the CBE JU’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the 2022-2030 period. The strategic document was developed jointly by both founding partners of CBE JU, the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, with the support of the Programme Office, and adopted by the CBE JU Governing Board.

Paving the way for climate neutrality

“The partnership will only fund projects that respect the principles of circularity, sustainability, and planetary boundaries”, CBE JU Executive Director, Philippe Mengal, stated in the opening message of the work programme. “Consequently, CBE JU will significantly contribute to the EU’s climate targets for 2030, paving the way for climate neutrality by 2050, and advancing circular and sustainable production in line with the European Green Deal.”

Read more about the SRIA priorities and funding opportunities on the CBE JU website.

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