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)
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