Thanks to its 101 granted projects throughout Europe, this EU body is expected to exceed its targets in a range of different areas, from structuring and mobilising bio-based industry to bolstering market uptake, as well as science and knowledge creation. For example, BBI JU projects are expected
- to create 113 new bio-based value chains and
- 143 new cross-sector interconnections, well surpassing the targets which called for 10 new value chains and 36 new interconnections by 2020.
When it comes to the expected socio-economic and environmental impact,
- the first seven flagship biorefinery projects alone are expected to create more than 3 000 direct and 10 000 indirect jobs and
- leverage more than EUR 1 billion of investments from private industry.
Furthermore, 66% of BBI JU’s ongoing projects contribute to waste reduction, reuse, recycling, as well as turning waste and sidestreams into added-value projects.
The brochure also includes a map of Europe with an overview of project coordinators and partners, as well as demonstration and flagship biorefinery plants, well spread over 33 countries.
Read ‘BBI JU 2014-2019 Achievements of a high-impact initiative for the bioeconomy in Europe’ here.