Call for proposals 2019 - Bio-based Industries Public-Private Partnership H2020-BBI-JTI-2019 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 call covers the following topics:

  • BBI2019.SO1.D1 – Scale up conversion of lignin into valuable compounds for application in specific market sectors
  • BBI2019.SO1.D2 – Produce components for various materials, including for food and feed, from microalgae
  • BBI2019.SO1.R1 – Use tree species and/or varieties to create new bio-based value chains
  • BBI2019.SO1.F1 – Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level
  • BBI2019.SO2.R2 – Develop breakthrough technologies to improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of pre-treatment steps within biorefining operations
  • BBI2019.SO2.R3 – Apply microorganisms and/or enzymes to resolve end-of-life issues of plastics
  • BBI2019.SO2.R4 – Develop surface or bulk treatments for improved wood-based materials
  • BBI2019.SO2.R5 – Convert plant oils and fats into safe high-added-value products for various applications including food and personal care
  • BBI2019.SO2.F2 – Apply technological combinations to valorise all components of biomass feedstock
  • BBI2019.SO2.R6 – Improve biorefinery operations through process intensification and new end products
  • BBI2019.SO2.R7 – Model the composition of bio-based residual streams and its evolution to optimise its management and processing
  • BBI2019.SO3.R8 – Develop sustainable bio-based materials for high-volume consumer products
  • BBI2019.SO3.R9 – Develop bio-based fibres and/or functional molecules to improve the performance of textile products
  • BBI2019.SO3.R10 – Develop bio-based high-performance materials for various and demanding applications
  • BBI2019.SO3.D3 – Produce bio-based functional ingredients and additives for high-end markets
  • BBI2019.SO3.D4 – Demonstrate bio-based pesticides and/or biostimulant agents for sustainable increase in agricultural productivity
  • BBI2019.SO3.F3 – Produce high-performance bio-based alternatives to harmful products or processes to protect and enhance human health and the environment
  • BBI2019.SO4.S1 – Assist brand owners to ‘switch to bio-based’
  • BBI2019.SO4.S2 – Establish methods and communication for applying mass balance principles to attribute biomass co-feedstock to products
  • BBI2019.SO4.S3 – Shaping the bio-based economy through a participatory approach
  • BBI2019.SO4.S4 – Empower SME clusters to bring SMEs ‘across the valley of death’

European community funding

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

  • 135,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 September 2019 - 2 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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