Bioindustria: 135 milioni di euro per iniziative in ambito ricerca e innovazione

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Aperte la sesta call europea a sostegno della bioindustria: 135 milioni di euro per iniziative in ambito ricerca e innovazione finanziate nell’ambito di Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) a sostegno delle innovazioni tecnologiche per efficienza e sostenibilità della biomassa in prodotti industriali e carburanti/energia all’interno delle cosiddette bio-raffinerie.

BBI JU è un partenariato pubblico-privato promosso dalla Commissione Europea, parte integrante della strategia europea per la Bio-economia, per sviluppare industrie biotecnologiche competitive e sostenibili.

Il consorzio Bio-based Industries è composto da più di 200 membri, tra grandi imprese e PMI, cluster regionali, associazioni, istituti di ricerca e piattaforme tecnologiche, appartenenti a settori diversi, dall’agricoltura all’industria chimica.

La call 2019 di BBI JU prevede un finanziamento di 135 milioni di euro per diverse tipologie di progetti, quali azioni di ricerca e innovazione (RIA), azioni di innovazione (IA), azioni di dimostrazione (DEMO) e azioni ’flagship’ (FLAG).

21 topic:

  • Scale up conversion of lignin into valuable compounds for application in specific market sectors
  • Produce components for various materials, including for food and feed, from microalgae
  • Use tree species and/or varieties to create new bio-based value chains
  • Valorise the organic fraction of municipal solid waste through an integrated biorefinery at commercial level
  • Develop breakthrough technologies to improve the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of pre-treatment steps within biorefining operations
  • Apply microorganisms and/or enzymes to resolve end-of-life issues of plastics
  • Develop surface or bulk treatments for improved wood-based materials
  • Convert plant oils and fats into safe high-added-value products for various applications including food and personal care
  • Apply technological combinations to valorise all components of biomass feedstock
  • Improve biorefinery operations through process intensification and new end products
  • Model the composition of bio-based residual streams and its evolution to optimise its management and processing
  • Develop sustainable bio-based materials for high-volume consumer products
  • Develop bio-based fibres and/or functional molecules to improve the performance of textile products
  • Develop bio-based high-performance materials for various and demanding applications
  • Produce bio-based functional ingredients and additives for high-end markets
  • Demonstrate bio-based pesticides and/or biostimulant agents for sustainable increase in agricultural productivity
  • Produce high-performance bio-based alternatives to harmful products or processes to protect and enhance human health and the environment
  • Assist brand owners to ‘switch to bio-based’
  • Establish methods and communication for applying mass balance principles to attribute biomass co-feedstock to products
  • Shaping the bio-based economy through a participatory approach
  • Empower SME clusters to bring SMEs ‘across the valley of death’

Le proposte progettuali possono essere presentate da soggetti giuridici che hanno sede negli Stati membri o nei paesi associati al programma Horizon 2020.

Le domande devono essere presentate fino alle ore 17.00 (ora locale di Bruxelles) del 4 settembre 2019.