Since its establishment in 2014, BBI JU, as an institutionalised public-private partnership, has de-risked investments, stimulated research and innovation, and created new value chains, driving unprecedented transformation in the sector. The paper underlined that the efficiency of the programming process driven by the industry in close collaboration with the European Commission has been a major success factor.
The authors discuss how the EU body is on track to out-perform almost all its targets by the end of 2020. They also emphasise how ‘BBI JU projects fit very well within the Green Deal approach, as they focus on the valorisation of organic residues and the production of bio-based products with a sustainable end-of-life’. The article appeared in the special issue Trends in Bioeconomy (Elsevier).