€1.1 billion requested for BBI JU projects

04 September 2020

The BBI JU Programme Office has received 229 project proposals by the 3 September deadline of the Call 2020. Applicants have requested €1.1 billion in BBI JU funding, whereas the indicative call budget is €102 million. Evaluation of the project proposals will take place in September – November 2020, and the call results will be out by January 2021 at the latest.

BBI JU welcomes the strong mobilisation of the bio-based sector to participate in this call. It also demonstrates the high level of readiness and interest for future funding opportunities.

This seventh BBI JU Call invited project proposals across 16 different topics, to support faster development of new sustainable value chains, ranging from efficient processing of biomass feedstock supply to bringing bio-based products to the market.

The submitted proposals are distributed as follows:

Topic Type of action Indicative budget (€ million) Number of submitted proposals

Requested budget (€)

BBI2020.SO2.R1 — Use enabling technologies to improve feedstock availability and sustainability for the bio-based industry RIA 22 10 41,356,652
BBI2020.SO2.R2 — Develop integral fractionation of lignocellulose to produce components for high-value applications 21 98,554,981
BBI2020.SO2.R3 — Develop bio-based solutions to recycle composites 16 73,195,812
BBI2020.SO2.R4 — Extract bioactive compounds from new, under-exploited and/or recalcitrant residual bio-based streams for high-value applications 45 179,611,870
BBI2020.SO3.R5 — Improve the sustainability of coatings 31 133,242,593
BBI2020.SO1.D1 — Resolve supply-chain hurdles for turning residual waste streams into functional molecules for food and/or non-food market applications DEMO 28 16 94,358,694
BBI2020.SO1.D2 — Use biogenic gaseous carbon to increase feedstock availability for the industry 9 57,331,288
BBI2020.SO2.D3 — Upscale the production of bio-based platform molecules for larger market applications 8 50,100,360
BBI2020.SO3.D4 — Demonstrate superior bio-based packaging solutions with minimal environmental damage 16 88,289,168
BBI2020.SO1.F1 — Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level FLAG 47 4 54,963,835
BBI2020.SO1.F2 — Turn lignin into materials and chemicals for high-end applications 4 55,237,723
BBI2020.SO1.F3 — Produce food ingredients with high nutritional value from aquatic sources 11 136,938,612
BBI2020.SO4.S1 — Help start-ups and spin-offs to gain access to finance CSA 5 13 16,643,179
BBI2020.SO4.S2 — Provide insight on emerging technologies for bio-based value chains 13 13,637,036
BBI2020.SO4.S3 — Create and interlink bio-based education centres to meet industry’s needs of skills and competences 10 14,993,449
BBI2020.SO4.S4 — Expand circular economy to include the underexploited circular bioeconomy 2 1,981,769
Total   102 229 1,110,437,049

BBI JU Programme Office will now check the admissibility and eligibility of all the proposals. Evaluation of proposals with the help of external experts will start in September 2020, and the successful applicants will receive confirmation by January 2021 at the latest.

More information: BBI JU Call 2020 page