CBE JU has published its Annual Work Programme for 2023, including information about the next call for project proposals. €215.5 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics.
The new book, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking: Driving Europe’s green transition, showcases the achievements of the CBE JU’s predecessor that helped Europe to become the world leader in the bio-based economy.
The public and private partners of the CBE JU, the European Commission representing the European Union and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), marked their commitment to the partnership deploying the circular bio-based economy in Europe.
29 November 2022
Bio-based Inustries Consortium
Joaquim Sousa Dória and José Tiago Fernandes Vieira were awarded the EUCYS 2022 bioeconomy prize for their research on using the banana pulp to remove microplastic pollution from water. As part of their prize, the young scientists will visit Brussels with CBE JU to introduce their project to representatives of the European institutions.
The European Commission is looking for ways to reduce both the industry’s and farmers’ dependence on imported fossil-based resources. As a solution, 15 CBE JU-funded projects have been preparing the emergence of alternative, sustainable and locally sourced bio-based fertilisers.
The European Commission is proposing stronger rules on ambient air, surface and groundwater pollutants, and the treatment of urban wastewater. Since 2014, CBE JU has significantly contributed to the objectives of this plan by funding more than 140 projects that promote circular, bio-based innovations across Europe.
The CBE JU-funded AFTERBIOCHEM project inaugurated its first-of-its-kind biorefinery in Saint-Avold, France. The new industrial plant by AFYREN NEOXY will produce sustainable bio-based chemicals and fertilisers with a fully circular and zero-waste process.