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There is still one month left to submit project proposals for the Circular Bio-based Economy Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) Call for Proposals 2022. All proposals must be submitted by September 22 at 17:00 CET. The selection will be announced in February 2023.
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The total available budget is €120 million for project proposals on these 12 topics:

Innovation Actions

  • Biogenic carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) for circular biobased products (€10 million)
  • Cooperative business models for the sustainable mobilisation and valorisation of agricultural residues, by-products and waste in rural areas (€10 million)
  • Cost-effective production routes to bio-based alternatives to fossil-based chemical building blocks (€12 million)
  • Co-processing of mixed biobased waste streams (€12 million)

Innovation actions – flagships:

  • Maximum valorisation of sustainably extracted bio-based raw materials in a biorefinery that produces multiple products, generates no waste and causes no pollution (€14 million)
  • Alternative sources of food and/or feed ingredients with high added value (€14 million)

Research and innovation actions

  • High-quality biobased polymers for market applications with stringent requirements (€9 million)
  • Biobased coatings, barriers, binders and adhesives (€9 million)
  • Circular-by-design biobased materials to improve the circularity of complex structures (€9 million)
  • Proteins from alternative and unconventional sources (€9 million)
  • Sustainable fibres as feedstock for biorefineries (€9 million)

Coordination and support actions

  • Development and validation of environmental sustainability and circularity monitoring systems: collection of best practices and benchmarks (€3 million)

These topics are described in detail in the CBE JU Annual Programme (pdf). For more information, please visit the CBE JU website.

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