Call for proposals 2020 - Bio-based Industries Public-Private Partnership H2020-BBI-JTI-2020 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.


This call covers the following topics:

  • BBI-2020-SO1-D1:  Resolve supply-chain hurdles for turning residual waste streams into functional molecules for food and/or non-food market applications
  • BBI-2020-SO1-D2: Use biogenic gaseous carbon to increase feedstock availability for the industry
  • BBI-2020-SO1-F1: Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level   
  • BBI-2020-SO1-F2: Turn lignin into materials and chemicals for high-end applications
  • BBI-2020-SO1-F3: Produce food ingredients with high nutritional value from aquatic sources
  • BBI-2020-SO2-D3: Upscale the production of bio-based platform molecules for larger market applications
  • BBI-2020-SO2-R1: Use enabling technologies to improve feedstock availability and sustainability for the bio-based industry
  • BBI-2020-SO2-R2: Develop integral fractionation of lignocellulose to produce components for high-value applications
  • BBI-2020-SO2-R3: Develop bio-based solutions to recycle composites
  • BBI-2020-SO2-R4: Extract bioactive compounds from new, under-exploited and/or recalcitrant residual bio-based streams for high-value applications
  • BBI-2020-SO3-D4: Demonstrate superior bio-based packaging solutions with minimal environmental damage
  • BBI-2020-SO3-R5: Improve the sustainability of coatings
  • BBI-2020-SO4-S1: Help start-ups and spin-offs to gain access to finance
  • BBI-2020-SO4-S2: Provide insight on emerging technologies for bio-based value chains
  • BBI-2020-SO4-S3: Create and interlink bio-based education centres to meet industry's needs of skills and competences
  • BBI-2020-SO4-S4: Expand circular economy to include the underexploited circular bioeconomy

European community funding

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

  • 104,68 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 September 2020 - one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (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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