Call for proposals under the 2016 work plan of the Bio-based Industries Public-Private Partnership H2020-BBI-JTI-2016 Closed!


The expected impact for the projects funded under this call for proposals is: 

  • Increased forest wood biomass productivity per hectare by 20% or more.
  • Stabilisation of supply for woody raw material, hence helping retain the competitiveness of the European forest-based sector, while achieving higher income for forest owners due to increased wood productivity and improved mobilisation.
  • The result of projects under this topic should result in the demonstration of 1 new building block based on biomass of European origin validated at demonstration scale (KPI 4) and/or at least 1 new bio-based material (KPI 5).
  • Contribution to other BBI JU Key Performance Indicators (KPI), specifically:
    • Creation of at least 1 new cross-sectorial interconnection in bio-based economy clusters (KPI 1).


The list of topics for this call for proposals is:

  1. BBI-2016-D01: Improve sustainability of value chains based on forest biomass and increase productivity and profitability on supply side by adapting forests to climate changes
  2. BBI-2016-D02: Improvement and adaptation of industrial crop varieties and novel sources of biomass to diversify biomass feedstock for biorefineries
  3. BBI-2016-D03: Valorisation of lignin and other side-streams to increase efficiency of biorefineries and increase sustainability of the whole value chain
  4. BBI-2016-D04: New and optimised biorefinery approaches enabling the creation of local value chains in underdeveloped or unexploited areas
  5. BBI-2016-D05: Bio-based polymers/plastic materials with new functionalities for medical, construction, automotive and textile industries
  6. BBI-2016-D06: Valorisation of the organic content of Municipal Solid Waste and contributing to the renewable circular economy
  7. BBI-2016-D07: Optimise technical production routes to bio-based chemicals in bio- or chemo-catalytic processes
  8. BBI-2016-D08: New sources of proteins for animal feed from co-products to address the EU protein gap
  9. BBI-2016-D09: Biomass production on unused land for conversion into added-value products while ‘boosting rural and industrial development’
  10. BBI-2016-F01: Valorisation of by-products or waste-streams from the food processing industry into high added-value products for market applications
  11. BBI-2016-F02: Converting bio-based feedstocks via chemical building blocks into advanced materials for market applications
  12. BBI-2016-R01: Valorisation of the organic content of wastewater as feedstock, contributing to the renewable circular economy
  13. BBI-2016-R02: Develop consolidated bioprocesses for direct fermentation into bio-compounds for chemicals and materials
  14. BBI-2016-R03: Improve control over microorganism growth in bio-catalysis operations in order to reduce/avoid contamination without antibiotics
  15. BBI-2016-R04: Flexible biorefining technologies able to handle different feedstock, leading to new value chains or enlarging existing ones by using the same processing plant
  16. BBI-2016-R05: Advanced biomaterials for smart food packaging
  17. BBI-2016-R06: Bio-based alternatives to improve protection of human health and the environment
  18. BBI-2016-R07: Biopolymers with advanced functionalities for high performance applications
  19. BBI-2016-R08: Emerging technologies for conversion of the organic content of Municipal Solid Waste and improving waste-to-chemicals value chains
  20. BBI-2016-R09: Exploiting algae and other aquatic biomass for production of molecules for pharma, nutraceuticals, food additives and cosmetic applications
  21. BBI-2016-R10: Industrial biotransformation for the production of bio-based chemicals
  22. BBI-2016-R11: Recover and reuse enzymes to reduce costs of existing industrial processes
  23. BBI-2016-R12: Emerging technologies for separation and purification of fermentation products to obtain high grade bio-based molecules at industrial level
  24. BBI-2016-S01: A roadmap for the chemical industry to a bioeconomy
  25. BBI-2016-S02: Bioeconomy related open access research infrastructure and assessing its capabilities for industry driven development projects
  26. BBI-2016-S03: Open-innovation Platform strengthening cooperation and joint development of bio-based industries and downstream sectors
  27. BBI-2016-S04: Clustering and networking for new value chains

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 188,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 September 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call: bio based industries PPP (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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