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The Circular Biobased Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) has dedicated €213 Million for new projects to advance competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe.
Editorial office / Brussels

This week, CBE JU published its Annual Work Programme for 2024, defining 18 topics for submission of project proposals. They are:

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

Important dates

  • The CBE JU Info Day 2024 is planned for 23 April 2024 in person in Brussels, with ample face-to-face networking opportunities.
  • The sessions will also be streamed online.
  • The call for proposals will open on 24 April 2024, and the call deadline is planned for 18 September 2024.

Read more on the CBE JU website.

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