CBE JU published its Annual Work Programme

On the 3rd June, Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) published its Annual Work Programme, including information about the 2022 call for project proposals.

The CBE JU is a €2 billion partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) that funds projects advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe. The CBE JU is the legal and universal successor of BBI JU which funded the FARMŸNG project in 2018.

CBE JU will open for submission of project proposals 12 topics with a total indicative budget of €120 million:

  • Biogenic carbon capture and use (CCU) for circular bio-based products – €10 million
  • Cooperative business models for sustainable mobilisation and valorisation of agricultural residues, by-products, and waste in rural areas – €10 million
  • Cost-effective production routes towards bio-based alternatives to fossil-based chemical building blocks – €12 million
  • Co-processing of mixed bio-based waste streams – €12 million
  • Maximum valorisation of sustainably sourced bio-based feedstock in multi-product, zero-waste, zero-pollution biorefinery – €14 million
  • Alternative sources for high added value food and/or feed ingredients – €14 million
  • High performance bio-based polymers for market applications with stringent requirements – €9 million
  • Bio-based coatings, barriers, binders, and adhesives – €9 million
  • Circular-by-design bio-based materials to improve the circularity of complex structures – €9 million
  • Proteins from alternative and unconventional sources – €9 million
  • Sustainable fibres biorefineries feedstock – €9 million
  • Developing and validating monitoring systems of environmental sustainability and circularity: collection of best practices and benchmarks – €3 million

The CBE JU call’s budget comes from Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation funding programme. It will be published on the EU’s Funding & tender opportunities portal and is expected to open on 22 June and close on 22 September 2022.

Moreover, on the 7th June 2022, CBE JU will organise an online information and networking event dedicated to the call. Speakers from the CBE JU Programme Office and founding partners will present the new partnership, the SRIA, as well as the call topics and how to apply for the call.

Please visit this link for more information about the info day and the agenda.