BBI JU 2020 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking BBI JU mission is to implement the Strategic Innovation & Research Agenda developed by industry in collaboration with the EU, operating under Horizon 2020 rules and procedures. BBI JU organises yearly calls for proposals to support research, demonstration and deployment activities enabling the collaboration between stakeholders along entire value chains, covering primary production of biomass, processing industries, and final use.

2020 BBI JU is launching the seventh and last BBI JU call for proposals under H2020. The call is open from 15.04.20 to 03.09.20, 17:00 CET.

Highlights of BBI JU Call 2020

  • The Call 2020 is the seventh in a total of seven Calls between 2014 and 2020.
  • 4 strategic orientations:
    • Feedstock: The first strategic orientation aims to expand and diversify the biomass feedstock portfolio through improving utilisation of existing sources and tapping into new sources.
    • Process: The first strategic orientation aims to expand and diversify the biomass feedstock portfolio through improving utilisation of existing sources and tapping into new sources.
    • Products: The first strategic orientation aims to expand and diversify the biomass feedstock portfolio through improving utilisation of existing sources and tapping into new sources.
    • Market uptake: The fourth strategic orientation aims to respond to the concerns of society about bio-based products by engaging in dialogue with societal and consumer groups on benefits and how potential risks are addressed and managed.
  • Indicative budget: 102 million EUR.
  • 16 topics:
    • 5 RIAs: Research & Innovation Actions aim to fill the technological gaps within specific value chains, leading to the development of new knowledge or a new technology. RIAs cover actions with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL – see details on next page) 3 – 5 by the end of the project.
    • 4 CSAs: Coordination & Support Actions typically address cross-sectoral challenges and support value chains through knowledge development, studies and networking. Funding covers the coordination and networking of research and innovation projects, programmes and policies.
    • 4 DEMOs: Demonstration Actions include the establishment of a demo-scale production facility in Europe, being a new installation, a substantial modification of an existing facility, or the use of existing demo facilities. Demonstration projects aim at reaching TRL 6-7 by the end of the project so that the scale-up of the technology and the business case are demonstrated.
    • 3 FLAGs: Flagship Actions aim to support the application / market introduction of an innovation that has already been demonstrated but not at a size enabling commercial deployment. A flagship project must be the first-of-their-kind in Europe and address a complete value chain from procurement, growth, feedstock supply via biorefineries to the final product or products. Flagship projects should aim to reach a TRL 8 by the end of the project.
  • Estimated value of the in-kind contributions by the members other than the Union or their constituent entities (BIC): minimum 49 million EUR.

This year’s call includes three Flagship topics

  • BBI2020.SO1.F1 – Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level.
  • BBI2020.SO1.F2 – Turn lignin into materials and chemicals for high-end applications.
  • BBI2020.SO1.F3 – Produce food ingredients with high nutritional value from aquatic sources.

BBI JU Call 2020 timing

  • Call opening: 15 April 2020.
  • Call closure: 3 September 2020, 17:00 CET.
  • Proposal evaluations (indicative): October – November 2020.
  • Results sent to applicants (indicative): December 2020 – January 2021.

More information about BBI JU Call 2020 (external links)

Interested? Please contact our Bioeconomy experts for further information on the funding scheme, to discuss a project or how we can support you with an application.

BBI JU projects with PNO as a partner

AgriChemWhey

EXCornsEED

FARMYNG