EU - Bio-Based Industries JTI, Call 2016

The Call 2016 of the Bio-Based Industries JTI will be published on April 18th



The Bio-Based Industries Joint Technology Initiative (BBI JTI) is a new 3,7 billion of euros Public-Private Partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. Operating under Horizon 2020, it is based upon the Vision and Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA) developed by the industry.

A strong European bio-based industrial sector will significantly reduce Europe’s dependency on fossil-based products, help the EU meet climate change targets, and lead to greener and more environmentally friendly growth.

Call 2016

The call foresees different topics:

  • BBI 2016.R1 - Valorisation of the organic content of wastewater as feedstock, contributing to the renewable circular economy
  • BBI 2016.R2 - Develop consolidated bioprocesses for direct fermentation into bio-compounds for chemicals and materials
  • BBI 2016.R3 - Improve control over microorganism growth in bio-catalysis operations in order to reduce/avoid contamination without antibiotics
  • BBI 2016.R4 - Flexible biorefining technologies able to handle different feedstock, leading to new value chains or enlarging existing ones by utilising the same processing plant
  • BBI 2016.R5 - Advanced biomaterials for smart food packaging
  • BBI 2016.R6 - Bio-based alternatives to improve protection of human health and the environment
  • BBI 2016.R7 - Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for high performance applications
  • BBI 2016.R8 - Emerging technologies for conversion of Municipal Solid Waste and improving waste-to-chemicals value chains
  • BBI 2016.R9 – Exploiting algae and other aquatic biomass for the production of molecules for pharma, nutraceutic, food additives and cosmetic applications
  • BBI2016.R10 - Industrial bio-transformation for the production of bio-based chemicals
  • BBI 2016.R11 – Recover and reuse enzymes to reduce costs of existing industrial processes
  • BBI 2016.R12 - Emerging technologies for separation and purification of fermentation products to obtain high grade bio-based monomers at industrial level
  • BBI 2016.D1 - Improve sustainability of value chains based on forest biomass and increase productivity and profitability on supply side by adapting forests to climate changes
  • BBI 2016.D2 – Improvement and adaptation of industrial crop varieties and novel sources of biomass to diversify biomass feedstock for biorefineries
  • BBI 2016.D3 - Valorisation of lignin and other side-streams to increase efficiency of biorefineries and increase sustainability of the whole value chain
  • BBI 2016.D4 - New and optimised biorefinery approaches enabling the creation of local value chains in underdeveloped or unexploited areas
  • BBI 2016.D5 – Bio-based polymers/plastic materials with new functionalities for medical, construction, automotive and textile industries
  • BBI 2016.D6 - Valorisation of the organic content of Municipal Solid Waste and contributing to the renewable circular economy
  • BBI 2016.D7 - Optimise technical production routes to bio-based chemicals in bio- or chemo-catalytic processes
  • BBI 2016.D8 - New sources of proteins for animal feed from co-products to address the EU protein gap
  • BBI2016.D9-Biomassproductiononunusedlandforconversionintoadded-valueproductswhile‘boostingruralandindustrialdevelopment
  • BBI 2016.F1 - Valorisation of by-products or waste streams from the food processing industry into high added-value products for market applications
  • BBI 2016.S1 – A roadmap for the chemical industry to a bioeconomy
  • BBI 2016.S2 - Bioeconomy related open access research infrastructure and assessing its capabilities for industry driven development projects
  • BBI2016.S3 - Open-innovation Platform strengthening cooperation and joint development of bio-based industries and downstream sectors
  • BBI2016.S4 – Clustering and networking for new value chains

The budget is 161,15 million of euros. The call will support:

  • Research and Innovation Actions (50 million of euros);
  • Innovations Actions – “DEMONSTRATION” Actions (67,6 million of euros);
  • Innovation Actions – “FLAGSHIP” Actions (40 million of euros);
  • Coordination and Support Actions (3,5 million of euros).

Proposals must be sent before 15th September 2016, 17.00 (Bruxelles local time).

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