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Highlights of Call 2018
• The 2018 call is the fifth in a total of seven Calls between 2014 and 2020.
• 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock, Process, Products, and Market uptake.
• Call opening: 11 April 2018
• Call closure: 6 September 2018, 17:00 CET
• Proposal evaluations (indicative): October – November 2018
• Results sent to applicants (indicative): December 2018
Indicative budget: 115 million euros.
Estimated value of the in kind contributions by the members other than the Union or their constituent entities (BIC): Minimum 45 million euros.
This call for proposals includes the following topics. Click on the topic to link directly to the Participant Portal.
BBI.2018.SO1.D1: Improve the logistical and pre-processing steps of locally sourced biomass to serve as feedstock for the bio-based industry
BBI.2018.SO1.D2: 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.R1: Resolve logistical, infrastructural and technological challenges to valorise residual and side streams from aquaculture, fisheries and the aquatic biomass processing industries
BBI.2018.SO2.D3: Valorise sugars from the cellulosic and/or hemicellulosic fractions of lignocellulosic biomass
BBI.2018.SO2.R2: Develop techniques and systems to improve the performance of biocatalysts
BBI.2018.SO2.R3: Introduce new technologies to make pulping operations more resource-efficient
BBI.2018.SO2.R4: Apply advanced biotechnologies to convert biomass that contains inhibitors into high value-added chemicals and materials
BBI.2018.SO2.R5: Develop innovative single-step processes for conversion of a biomass feedstock into multiple readily usable intermediate streams
BBI.2018.SO2.R6: Apply emerging breakthrough technologies to improve existing value chains
BBI.2018.SO2.R7: Electrochemical processes for bio-based monomers and polymers
BBI.2018.SO2.R8: Develop adequate computational systems for modelling the design, start-up, scaling-up and continuous improvement of bioprocesses involving microorganisms
BBI.2018.SO3.D4: Produce biopesticides or bio-based fertilisers as components of sustainable agricultural management plans (1)
BBI.2018.SO3.D5: Produce sustainable and cost-efficient high-performance functional ingredients from alternative sources
BBI.2018.SO3.F1: Produce on a large scale competitive bio-based building blocks, polymers and materials that outperform existing alternatives in identified market applications
BBI.2018.SO3.F2: Large-scale production of proteins for food and feed applications from alternative, sustainable sources
BBI.2018.SO3.R10: Develop bio-based packaging products that are biodegradable/ compostable and/or recyclable
BBI.2018.SO3.R11: Develop technologies and systems to produce bio-based aromatics that outperform fossil-based counterparts
BBI.2018.SO3.R9: Develop functional molecules for bio-based coatings outperforming existing products and meeting market requirements
BBI.2018.SO4.S1: Benefit from previous and current work to create a coherent and stimulating ‘environment’ for a sustainable bio-based industry in Europe
BBI.2018.SO4.S2: Expand the bio-based industry across Europe
BBI.2018.SO4.S3: Identify opportunities to promote careers, education and research activities in the European bio-based industry
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