Opportunities in the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU)

Posted on: 05/08/2022
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The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) is a new €2 billion partnership between the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) that funds projects advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe. There are currently twelve available open calls with a deadline of 22 September 2022.

The CBE JU builds on the success of its predecessor Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). This Horizon Europe programme was established in November 2021. There are twelve calls with a deadline of 22 September 2022.

Its main objectives are to:

  • Accelerate the innovation process and development of bio-based innovative solutions
  • Accelerate market deployment of the existing mature and innovative bio-based solutions
  • Ensure a high level of environmental performance of bio-based industrial systems

All twelve open calls can be found on the Participant Portal here, and are also listed below:

Cost-effective production routes towards bio-based alternatives to fossil-based chemical building blocks

Co-processing of mixed bio-based waste streams

Maximum valorisation of sustainably sourced bio-based feedstock in multi-product, zero-waste, zero-pollution biorefinery

High performance bio-based polymers for market applications with stringent requirements

Bio-based coatings, barriers, binders, and adhesives

Circular-by-design bio-based materials to improve the circularity of complex structures

Proteins from alternative and unconventional sources

Biogenic carbon capture and use (CCU) for circular bio-based products

Cooperative business models for the sustainable mobilisation and valorisation of agricultural residues, by-products, and waste in rural areas

Alternative sources for high added value food and/or feed ingredients

Sustainable fibres biorefineries feedstock

Developing and validating monitoring systems of environmental sustainability and circularity: collection of best practices and benchmarks


Below is a video recording of Jane Watkins, Regional Lead for Europe, Innovate UK KTN and Helen Sweeney, Horizon Europe UK National Contact Point (NCP) for Food, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Innovate UK, which will give you an overview of the calls in more detail and the opportunities available.

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