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Check out all the value we will bring to your Circular Bio-based Europe proposals this 2023!

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HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-IA-01: Small scale biorefining in rural areas

 

Demonstration, upscaling and validation of resource-efficient technologies for the treatment of available resources (underutilised biomass; by-products; residues; solid, liquid and gaseous waste and residual streams).

Development of biorefinery processes based in a wide range of technologies.

Assess the environmental (including elimination / reduction of pollution from the processing operations) and socio-economic performance of the demonstrated value chains.

Sustainability Assessment of processes and outputs comprising the three pillars involved (environmental, economic, and social); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing Assessment (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 7.5
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 15
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION IA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-IA-02: Production of safe, sustainable, and efficient bio-based fertilisers to improve soil health and quality

 

Technical validation and implementation of bio-based fertilizers from nutrient-rich waste and side streams (such as agricultural/forest/aquatic residues and wastes, municipal waste, food waste, sludge, etc.), thereby reducing the environmental impact linked to the dispersion of nutrients.

Obtention of energy through biogas and/or H2 obtention processes.

Development and validation of coatings or other delivery system for active substances in fertilisers.

Optimise the costs of the value chain (including logistics) and circular approaches of waste and side streams and increase resource efficiency of the fertiliser production.

Use of blockchain technologies to ensure the certification process and guarantee the origin of the materials.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 7.5
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 15
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION IA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-IA-03: Improve fermentation processes (including downstream purification) to final bio-based products

 

Development and optimization of fermentation processes for several feedstocks

Application of the Safe and Sustainably by Design Framework

Implementation of eco-design and Safe & Sustainable-by-design strategies to bioactive materials, chemicals, and processes. Health, Safety and Risk assessment of novel processes and materials.

Sustainability Assessment of processes and products comprising the three pillars involved (environmental, economic, and social); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing Assessment (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 6
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 15
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION IA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-IA-04: Recycling bio-based plastics increasing sorting and recycled content (upcycling)

 

Develop, upscale and deploy innovative recycling technologies or adapt, optimise and deploy existing ones for bio-based plastics

Reconditioning of thermoplastic materials wastes. They can be optimized prior to extrusion by the use of a washing-dryer machine and cutting mill. This way, washed, dried and milled plastic can be used in order to study how different parameters in the reconditioning process can affect the quality of the recycled thermoplastic

Application of the Safe and Sustainably by Design Framework

Implementation of eco-design and Safe & Sustainable-by-design strategies to bioactive materials, chemicals, and processes. Health, Safety and Risk assessment of novel processes and materials.

Sustainability Assessment of processes and products comprising the three pillars involved (environmental, economic, and social); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing Assessment (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 6
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 15
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION IA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-IA-05: Development of scalable, safe bio‑based surfactants, with an improved sustainability profile

 

Bio-based surfactants from a wide range of lignin fractions

Bio-based surfactants development from lignin fraction. Technical approaches could include isolation of active phases and the chemical functionalisation of lignin and/or micro/nano lignin of different types such as Kraft, alkaline, lignosulphonate, etc.

Application of the Safe and Sustainably by Design Framework

Implementation of eco-design and Safe & Sustainable-by-design strategies to bioactive materials, chemicals, and processes. Health, Safety and Risk assessment of novel processes and materials.

Sustainability Assessment of processes and products comprising the three pillars involved (environmental, economic, and social); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing Assessment (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 6
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 15
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION IA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-IA-06: Selective, sustainable production routes towards bio-based alternatives to fossil-based chemical building blocks

 

Lignocellulosic biorefinery as a feedstock

Production of an extensive portfolio of bio-based platform chemicals from all the lignocellulosic fractions by physical, mechanical, chemical and enzymatic processes. CETIM has several solutions to substitute the harmful and non-sustainable chemicals involved in the processes to produce bio-based chemicals.

Experience in lignocellulosic fractionation, obtention of hemicellulose products (sugars), cellulose fibres, nanocellulose, micro/nano lignin, aromatic building blocks from lignin and derivatives.

Propose and deduce reaction mechanisms and pathways to produce the studied bio based platform chemicals; enabling reaction kinetics elucidation and mechanistic understanding. This should be provided also in the context of further advancing process scale-up;

Application of the Safe and Sustainably by Design Framework

Implementation of eco-design and Safe & Sustainable-by-design strategies to bioactive materials, chemicals, and processes. Health, Safety and Risk assessment of novel processes and materials.

Sustainability Assessment of processes and products comprising the three pillars involved (environmental, economic, and social); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing Assessment (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 6
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 15
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION IA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-R-01: Phyto-management; curing soil with industrial crops, utilising contaminated and saline land for industrial crop production

 

Soil bioremediation and restoration of affected lands contaminated by heavy metals and organic/inorganic pollutants enhancing the development of crops.

Development of technosols with different formulations, selection of species of fungi to develop a la carte mycotechnosoils. Valorisation of organic pollutants for the obtention of fertilizers. Bioremediation of heavy metals.

Valorisation and conversion of biomass and recovered compounds for high-value applications.

Methodologies for extraction and bioprocessing of different sources of lignocellulosic and non-lignocellulosic materials from crops including enzymatic treatment, pre-treatment, organosolv extraction with green solvents. Fractionation of cellulose, lignin and hemicellulose currents. Obtention of chemical building blocks

Life Cycle Environmental Assessments to ensure the minimisation of environmental impacts in the context of good agricultural practices, sanitary and other safety related implications.

Sustainability Assessment of processes and outputs comprising the three pillars involved (environmental, economic, and social); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing Assessment (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 5
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 10
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION RIA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-R-02: Optimised forest-based value chains for high value applications and improved forest management

 

Early intervention actions to restore and enhance forest health.

Innovative solutions (pre)treatments to obtain forest products from the valorisation of different starting materials including different grades of woody feedstocks.

Life Cycle Environmental Assessment conducted to understand the environmental impact of the proposed solutions, consider in particular the biodiversity enhancement and resource efficiency potentials. Social impact assessment to understand the impact on rural actors.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 5
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 10
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION RIA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-R-03: Robust and optimised industrial biotech and chemical/industrial biotech processes

 

Incorporate reactor design (e.g. membrane reactors, small-scale reactors, microfluidics), process design, process control and optimisation as well as catalysis optimisation aspects that are relevant to also enable tandem chemical/biotech processes, and where applicable for optimisation of continuous production approaches (batch2continuous)

Ensure and assess productivity, yield, robustness, flexibility of the process.

Sustainability Assessment of processes and outputs comprising the three pillars involved (environmental, economic, and social); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing Assessment (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 5
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 10
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION RIA

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023-R-04: Development of novel, high-performance bio-based polymers and co-polymers

 

Polymer formulations with bio-based monomers improving the properties of original polymers

Development of new thermoplastic and thermoset polymeric formulations of bio-based origin (lignocellulosic materials, natural oils, etc.) by the use of green chemistry and/or enzymathic processes avoiding the use of substances of concern.

Pilot scale tests in extrusion of polymers

Design and production of polymeric compounds in pellet and film formats.

Assessment of the safety, circularity and overall sustainability of the developed polymers in view of the subsequent scale-up phase. Life cycle cost analysis for the techno-economic feasibility.

Sustainability Assessment of processes and outputs comprising the three pillars involved (environmental, economic, and social); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing Assessment (LCC) and Social Life Cycle Assessment.

TOPIC DEADLINE 20/09/2023
BUDGET PER PROJECT (M€) 5
TOTAL BUDGET (M€) 10
EXPECTED NUMBER OF PROJECTS 2
TYPE OF ACTION RIA

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