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‘To deliver on its objectives, the partnership will fund projects enhancing circularity and sustainability. Consequently, CBE JU will significantly contribute to the EU’s climate targets for 2030, paving the way for climate neutrality by 2050. The funded projects will advance circular and sustainable production in line with the European Green Deal while increasing Europe’s strategic autonomy.’

€215.5 million for the circular bioeconomy

In 2023, CBE JU will open a call covering 18 topics for submission of project proposals, with a total indicative budget of €215.5 million:

Innovation actions – flagship (IA-flagship)

  • Optimised and integrated woody-based value chains – €17 million
  • Expansion and/or retro-fitting of biorefineries towards higher-value bio-based chemicals and intermediates – €17 million
  • Bio-based packaging materials with improved properties: barrier, food contact, forming, printability, safety, recyclability/circularity-by-design – €17 million
  • Valorisation of aquatic biomass waste and residues – €10 million

Innovation actions (IA)

  • Small-scale biorefining in rural areas – €15 million
  • Production of safe, sustainable, and efficient bio-based fertilisers to improve soil health and quality – €15 million
  • Improve fermentation processes (including downstream purification) to final bio-based products – €15 million
  • Recycling bio-based plastics increasing sorting and recycled content (upcycling) – €15 million
  • Development of scalable, safe bio-based surfactants with an improved sustainability profile – €15 million
  • Selective, sustainable production routes towards bio-based alternatives to fossil-based chemical building blocks – €15 million
  • High performance, circular-by design, bio-based composites – €15 million

Research and innovation actions (RIA)

  • Phyto-management; curing soil with industrial crops, utilising contaminated and saline land for industrial crop production – €10 million
  • Optimised forest-based value chains for high-value applications and improved forest management – €10 million
  • Robust and optimised industrial biotech and chemical/industrial biotech processes – €10 million
  • Development of novel, high-performance bio-based polymers and co-polymers – €10 million
  • Pre-normative research to develop standards for biodegradability of bio-based products in controlled and open environments – €5 million

Coordination and support actions (CSA)

  • EU-wide network of pilot plants and testing facilities, improving SMEs and start-ups’ access to scale-up – €1.5 million
  • Supporting the capacity of regions in environmental sustainability assessment for the bio-based sectors – €3 million

Check the Annual Work Programme 2023 for the complete topic text, conditions and requirements.

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