The CBE JU founding partners, the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium, have set out the partnership’s priorities in the CBE JU Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for the 2022-2030 period. Delivery of innovative bio-based solutions will be the key priority of the partnership, along with a strong focus on the EU’s environmental goals and support to local economies. CBE JU will implement the SRIA via its annual work programmes.
To advance a competitive bioeconomy for a sustainable future, the €2 billion public-private partnership will fund projects delivering innovative bio-based solutions – materials and products made from waste and biomass in an innovative, sustainable and circular way. Those solutions will:
- Reduce Europe’s dependence on fossil resources
- Combat pollution
- Protect and enhance biodiversity
- Deploy a fair transition to the green economy, which protects workers, communities, countries and regions while seeking to meet the climate goals
The CBE JU-funded projects will apply the cascading use of sustainably sourced biological feedstock. This means that the projects will strive to reuse the biomass that has been processed into a bio-based final product at least once more, either for material or energy purposes. The biomass itself includes organic waste, residues and side-streams of other production processes.
The SRIA puts forward a strategy for the CBE JU operation consisting of three main partnership objectives:
- Accelerate the innovation process and development of bio-based innovative solutions
- Accelerate market deployment of existing mature and innovative bio-based solutions
- Ensure a high level of environmental performance of bio-based industrial systems
The CBE JU’s support of the bio-based industries will contribute to local and regional economies while reducing Europe’s dependency on imports of biological resources. The partnership’s funding is expected to mobilise national and regional authorities and create more favourable conditions for the market uptake of bio-based solutions and services.
Countries and regions with great untapped potential for bio-based industries are, in particular, expected to benefit from the CBE JU funding, as the partnership will focus on integrating the primary sectors of the land and sea in the European bioeconomy.
More details on the CBE JU strategic priorities, inluding on the funding scheme to be operated by the CBE JU, here.
21 June 2022