Call for proposals 2017 - Bio-based Industries Public-Private Partnership H2020-BBI-JTI-2017 Closed!


 The objectives of the BBI JU are:

  1. to contribute to the implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 and in particular Part III of Decision 2013/743/EU.
  2. to contribute to a more resource-efficient and sustainable low-carbon economy and to increasing economic growth and employment, in particular in rural areas, by developing sustainable and competitive bio-based industries in Europe, based on advanced biorefineries that source their biomass sustainably, and in particular to:
    1. demonstrate technologies that enable new chemical building blocks, new materials, and new consumer products from European biomass, which replace the need for fossil-based inputs;
    2. develop business models that integrate economic actors along the whole value chain from supply of biomass to biorefinery plants to consumers of bio-based materials, chemicals and fuels, including through creating new cross-sector interconnections and supporting cross-industry clusters; and
    3. set up flagship biorefinery plants that deploy the technologies and business models for bio-based materials, chemicals and fuels and demonstrate cost and performance improvements to levels that are competitive with fossil-based alternatives.


The topics covered under this call for proposals are:

  • BBI.2017.D1: Valorisation of liquid and solid side streams from bio-based operations into high added-value products to create new feedstock for bio-based products
  • BBI.2017.D2: Integrated multi-valorisation of algae into advanced materials and high added-value additives
  • BBI.2017.D3: Breakthrough primary bio-based chemicals without significant fossil-based counterparts but with high marketability
  • BBI.2017.D4: Innovative bio-based fertilising products to increase the sustainability of fertilising practices in agriculture
  • BBI.2017.D5: Advanced bio-based fibres and materials for large-volume applications
  • BBI.2017.F1: Integrated ‘zero waste’ biorefinery utilising all fractions of the feedstock for production of chemicals and materials
  • BBI.2017.F2: Large-scale production of proteins for food and feed applications from alternative, sustainable sources
  • BBI.2017.R1: Valorisation of gaseous side streams from bio-based operations into chemical building blocks
  • BBI.2017.R2: Innovative technologies for the pre-treatment and separation of lignocellulosic feedstock and complex composition streams into valuable fractions while maintaining key characteristics
  • BBI.2017.R3: Exploiting extremophiles and extremozymes to broaden the processing conditions to convert biomass into high-value building blocks
  • BBI.2017.R4: Proteins and other bioactive ingredients from side streams and residues
  • BBI.2017.R5: Novel bio-based chemical precursors to improve the performance of mass consumption products
  • BBI.2017.R6: Competitive biodegradable, compostable and/or recyclable bio-based plastics for a sustainable end-of-life phase
  • BBI.2017.R7: Novel secondary bio-based chemicals without significant fossil-based counterparts but with high application potential
  • BBI.2017.S1: Establish cooperation and partnership with brand owners and consumer representatives to improve the market access of sustainable bio-based products
  • BBI.2017.S2: Identify opportunities for ICT to increase the efficiency of biomass supply chains for the bio-based industry

European community funding

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

  • 81,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 September 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2017 (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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