Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking Info DAY 2024

May 10, 2024 | Climate Change, Farm Viability, Innovation

CBE JU published its 2024 call for project proposals on the 24th of April 2024. A total of €213 million will be dedicated to advancing competitive circular bio-based industries in Europe across 18 topics. Dave Barry of CAP Network Ireland attended the CBE JU Info Day in Brussels on the 23rd of April, with the aim to promote the participation of Irish stakeholders in project consortia for this and future calls. All stakeholders of the circular bio-based sector can apply before the deadline of 18 September 2024.

Call topics that may be of interest to stakeholders in the Irish Agricultural sector include:
• The Innovation action ‘Bio-based materials and products for biodegradable in-soil applications’ was announced with funding of €15 million
• The Innovation actions for ‘Sustainable, bio-based alternatives for crop protection’ and ‘Innovative bio-based food/feed ingredients’ where funding of €10 and €7 million was allocated respectively
• The Coordination and support action (CSA) ‘New forms of cooperation in agriculture’ will receive €4 million in funding, while the action to ‘Support the CBE JU Deployment Group on Primary Producers’ will receive €3 million.

More information on the open call for project proposals can be found at:

Applicants will receive evaluation results in early February 2025. After a few months of preparation, CBE JU will sign grant agreements with successful applicants by mid-May 2025.

The mission of CBE JU is to implement the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), the result of a structured process undertaken by the founding partners (representatives of the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium) via the Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.

CBE JU organises yearly open calls for proposals to fund projects in research, demonstration, and industrial deployment. The projects stimulate collaboration among varied actors across Europe and along the value chains, from biomass producers and waste managers to researchers and processing industries.

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