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The European Parliament voted in favour of a legislative proposal on the establishment of 9 joint undertakings under Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2027. This clears the way for Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), the successor of BBI JU.
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The EU Council is expected to adopt the regulation in the second half of November, allowing CBE JU to start setting up its programme office before the end of 2021. After that, a new Governing Board can be appointed, which will focus on setting up a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), defining priorities for the coming years.

CBE JU is the new partnership between the EU, represented by the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). It builds on the successes of the CBE JU while stepping up its contribution to the EU’s climate goals, in line with the European Green Deal. Investing in research and innovation in all scientific disciplines that support the bioeconomy and stimulating its application by industry is a key objective of CBE JU.

“We are ready to take the success of the BBI JU to the next level,” said Philippe Mengal, Executive Director of BBI JU. “The new €2 billion partnership between the European Union and industry will make this possible.”

For more information, see the website of the Bio-based Industries Consortium.

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