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This project has received funding from the European Unionís Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652637.

Public-Private Partnership Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

The Bio-based Industries Initiative is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). The PPP is an instrument to support industrial research and innovation, to overcome the innovation ‘valley of death’, the path from research to the marketplace. It encourages partnership with the private sector to fund and bring together the resources needed to address the challenges involved in commercialising major society-changing new technologies. The industry is organised in the Bio-based Industries Consortium. The Consortium currently brings together more than 250 European large and small companies, clusters and organisations across technology, industry, agriculture and forestry. They have all committed to invest in collaborative research, development and demonstration of bio-based technologies within the PPP.

A major public and private effort:

€ 3.7 Billion investment in Bio-based innovation from 2014-2020 (Horizon 2020):

  • € 975 Million of EU funds
  • € 2.7 Billion of private investments


  • Feedstock: foster a sustainable biomass supply with increased productivity and building new supply chains
  • Bio refineries: Optimize efficient processing through R&D and demonstrate their efficiency and economic viability at large-scale demo / flagship bi refineries.
  • Markets, products and policies: develop markets for bio-based products and optimize policy frameworks.


BBI calls:

You can find all BBI calls on the BBI JU website: https://bbi-europe.eu/participate/calls-proposals  

The work programme of the 2020 call can be downloaded here: https://www.bbi-europe.eu/sites/default/files/documents/bbi-ju-awp-2020_0.pdf

Further relevant documents and additional information are available at:

BBI JU webpage: http://bbi-europe.eu/

Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) webpage: http://biconsortium.eu/