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This week, CBE JU published its 2024 call for project proposals. A total of €213 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular biobased industries in Europe across 18 topics. All stakeholders of the circular biobased sector can apply before the deadline of 18 September 2024, 17:00 Brussels time.
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In 2024, CBE JU will continue to support the scaling up of technologies leading to industrial deployment, thus boosting investment and job creation at regional and local level, in line with the CBE JU objectives:

  • Accelerate the innovation process and development of biobased innovative solutions
  • Accelerate market deployment of existing mature and innovative biobased solutions
  • Ensure a high level of environmental performance of biobased industrial systems

Project applicants will support the implementation of these objectives via 18 topics with a total indicative budget of €213 million:

Innovation actions – flagship (IA-flagship)

  • Biobased value chains for valorisation of sustainable oil crops – €20 million
  • Biobased dedicated platform chemicals via cost-effective, sustainable and resource-efficient conversion of biomass – €20 million
  • Biobased value chains for valorisation of sustainable natural fibre feedstock – €20 million

Innovation actions (IA)

  • Biobased materials and products for biodegradable in soil applications – €15 million
  • Sustainable microalgae as feedstock for innovative, added-value applications – €15 million
  • Enlarging the portfolio of commercially produced “Safe and Sustainable by design” (SSbD) solvents – €15 million
  • Circular and SSbD Biobased construction & building materials with functional properties – €15 million
  • Selective and sustainable (co)-production of lignin-derived aromatics – €15 million
  • Innovative biobased adhesives and binders for circular products meeting market requirements – €15 million
  • Innovative conversion of biogenic gaseous carbon into biobased chemicals, ingredients, materials – €15 million

Research and innovation actions (RIA)

  • Valorisation of polluted/contaminated wood from industrial and post-consumer waste streams – €7 million
  • Biotech routes to obtain biobased chemicals/materials replacing animal-derived ones – €7 million
  • Sustainable, biobased alternatives for crop protection – €10 million
  • SSbD biobased coating materials for applications under demanding and/or extreme conditions – €7 million
  • Innovative biobased food/feed ingredients – €7 million

Coordination and support actions (CSA)

  • New forms of cooperation in agriculture and the forest-based sector – €4 million
  • Mobilise inclusive participation in biobased systems and supporting the CBE JU widening strategy and its action plan – €3 million
  • Supporting the CBE JU Deployment Group on Primary Producers – €3 million

Read more on the CBE JU website.

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