CBE JU: the new partnership for the bio-based industries

The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU), successor of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is entered into force on 30 November 2021.

The CBE JU is a €2 billion partnership between the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the European Union that will fund projects to build strong, resource-efficient and competitive bio-based industries in Europe. CBE JU is operating under the rules of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2023.

Among others, the Partnership is focusing on supporting research and innovation for sustainable bio-based solutions, addressing the technological, regulatory and market challenges of the bioeconomy, and strengthening the collaboration of all bioeconomy actors.

After establishing their Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), the first call for project proposals will be launched in the second or third quarter of 2022.