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Horizon 2020: Bio Based Industries: H2020-BBI-JTI-2018

Funding details
Registration opens
11 Apr 2018, 17:00
Registration closes
06 Sep 2018, 17:00
Share of €115m
Horizon 2020

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Are you working on research and innovation activities in Bio Based Industries? Horizon 2020 offers funding for projects that focus specifically on feedstock, process, products, and market uptake.

This funding call for proposals, called H2020-BBI-JTI-2018, is the fifth in a total of seven calls between 2014 and 2020.

It concentrates on four strategic orientations: Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market uptake.


  • Submit your application before: 6 September 2018
  • Evaluation of your proposal: October – November 2018
  • Results sent to you: December 2018

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This funding call includes several more targeted topics: 

Improve the logistical and pre-processing steps of locally sourced biomass to serve as feedstock for the bio-based industry (BBI.2018.SO1.D1)

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.D2)

Resolve logistical, infrastructural and technological challenges to valorise residual and side streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic biomass processing industries (BBI.2018.SO1.R1)

Valorise sugars from the cellulosic and/or hemicellulosic fractions of lignocellulosic biomass (BBI.2018.SO2.D3)

Develop techniques and systems to improve the performance of biocatalysts (BBI.2018.SO2.R2)

Introduce new technologies to make pulping operations more resource-efficient (BBI.2018.SO2.R3)

Apply advanced biotechnologies to convert biomass that contains inhibitors into high value-added chemicals and materials (BBI.2018.SO2.R4)

Develop innovative single-step processes for conversion of a biomass feedstock into multiple readily usable intermediate streams (BBI.2018.SO2.R5)

Apply emerging breakthrough technologies to improve existing value chains (BBI.2018.SO2.R6)

Electrochemical processes for bio-based monomers and polymers (BBI.2018.SO2.R7)

Develop adequate computational systems for modelling the design, start-up, scaling-up and continuous improvement of bioprocesses involving microorganisms (BBI.2018.SO2.R8)

Produce biopesticides or bio-based fertilisers as components of sustainable agricultural management plans (1) (BBI.2018.SO3.D4)

Produce sustainable and cost-efficient high-performance functional ingredients from alternative sources (BBI.2018.SO3.D5)

Produce on a large scale competitive bio-based building blocks, polymers and materials that outperform existing alternatives in identified market applications (BBI.2018.SO3.F1)

Large-scale production of proteins for food and feed applications from alternative, sustainable sources (BBI.2018.SO3.F2)

Develop bio-based packaging products that are biodegradable/ compostable and/or recyclable (BBI.2018.SO3.R10)

Develop technologies and systems to produce bio-based aromatics that outperform fossil-based counterparts (BBI.2018.SO3.R11)

Develop functional molecules for bio-based coatings outperforming existing products and meeting market requirements (BBI.2018.SO3.R9)

Benefit from previous and current work to create a coherent and stimulating ‘environment’ for a sustainable bio-based industry in Europe ( BBI.2018.SO4.S1)

Expand the bio-based industry across Europe (BBI.2018.SO4.S2)

Identify opportunities to promote careers, education and research activities in the European bio-based industry (BBI.2018.SO4.S3)

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