Call for proposals 2018 - Bio-based Industries Public-Private Partnership H2020-BBI-JTI-2018 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.2018.SO1.D1: Improve the logistical and pre-processing steps of locally sourced biomass to serve as feedstock for the bio-based industry
  • BBI.2018.SO1.D2: Find solutions to dilution, pollution and content diversity challenges to turn mixed urban bio-waste (1) into sustainable feedstock for the bio-based industry
  • BBI.2018.SO1.R1: Resolve logistical, infrastructural and technological challenges to valorise residual and side streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic biomass processing industries
  • BBI.2018.SO2.D3: Valorise sugars from the cellulosic and/or hemicellulosic fractions of lignocellulosic biomass
  • BBI.2018.SO2.R2: Develop techniques and systems to improve the performance of biocatalysts
  • BBI.2018.SO2.R3: Introduce new technologies to make pulping operations more resource-efficient
  • BBI.2018.SO2.R4: Apply advanced biotechnologies to convert biomass that contains inhibitors into high value-added chemicals and materials
  • BBI.2018.SO2.R5: Develop innovative single-step processes for conversion of a biomass feedstock into multiple readily usable intermediate streams
  • BBI.2018.SO2.R6: Apply emerging breakthrough technologies to improve existing value chains
  • BBI.2018.SO2.R7: Electrochemical processes for bio-based monomers and polymers
  • BBI.2018.SO2.R8: Develop adequate computational systems for modelling the design, start-up, scaling-up and continuous improvement of bioprocesses involving microorganisms
  • BBI.2018.SO3.D4: Produce biopesticides or bio-based fertilisers as components of sustainable agricultural management plans (1)
  • BBI.2018.SO3.D5: Produce sustainable and cost-efficient high-performance functional ingredients from alternative sources
  • BBI.2018.SO3.F1: Produce on a large scale competitive bio-based building blocks, polymers and materials that outperform existing alternatives in identified market applications
  • BBI.2018.SO3.F2: Large-scale production of proteins for food and feed applications from alternative, sustainable sources
  • BBI.2018.SO3.R10: Develop bio-based packaging products that are biodegradable/ compostable and/or recyclable
  • BBI.2018.SO3.R11: Develop technologies and systems to produce bio-based aromatics that outperform fossil-based counterparts
  • BBI.2018.SO3.R9: Develop functional molecules for bio-based coatings outperforming existing products and meeting market requirements
  • BBI.2018.SO4.S1: Benefit from previous and current work to create a coherent and stimulating ‘environment’ for a sustainable bio-based industry in Europe
  • BBI.2018.SO4.S2: Expand the bio-based industry across Europe
  • BBI.2018.SO4.S3: Identify opportunities to promote careers, education and research activities in the European bio-based industry

European community funding

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

  • 115,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 September 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

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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