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Europe’s BBI JU issues new €200M call for proposals for bioeconomy projects

Europe’s Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) has issued a new, more than €200-million (US$223-million) call for proposals for bioeconomy projects. This latest call for proposals follows a €100-million (US$111-million) call launched in May. The BBI JU, a €3.7-billion (US$4.1-billion) public-private partnership aimed at supporting the development of Europe’s emerging bioeconomy, itself was launched in July 2014.

The BBI JU has also signed its first 10 grant agreements, with a total of €50 million (US$56 million) from Horizon 2020, the EU’s research funding program, and a further €28 million (US$31 million) from the industry.

The funded projects will cover research into specific bio-based materials with potential to replace fossil fuels and materials based on them.

They also include an industrial-scale flagship project that will use oil crops such as cardoon, grown on arid and marginal lands, for the extraction of vegetable oils. These will then be converted into bio-products such as biolubricants, cosmetics, and bioplastics, and by-products from the process will be used to produce energy, animal feed and chemicals.


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