We are pleased to share with you that the second call for proposals under the EU Just Transition Fund (EU JTF) has been launched! The Bioeconomy Demonstration Initiative Scheme will support the development of bioeconomy piloting and demonstration projects in the wider midlands area.
With a budget of €10 million for two separate projects, proposals are being sought to support the bio-based sector to become climate-neutral and sustainable with enhanced circularity while remaining competitive on the global market. This can be achieved by replacing non-renewable and fossil-based raw materials and mineral resources with sustainably sourced biomass and biological waste to produce industrial and consumer goods. Funding will support close collaboration between stakeholders along the entire bio-based value chain, including SMEs, research-performing organisations, universities, local authorities, clusters, primary producers, bioprocessing industries, and consumer brands. This funding call has two topics:
- Optimised and integrated industrial bio-based systems based on agriculture and/or forestry-based value chains
- Processing and co-processing of bio-based waste and mixed bio-based waste.
Deadline: 12:00 pm (noon) on 13 October 2023.