Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) 2022

The annual work programme and budget for the CBE JU 2022 has been released. CBE JU is a €2 billion public-private partnership between the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) for the period of 2021-2031. A total of 12 call topics have been released for the fall deadline in 2022. CBE JU is building on the previous success of BBI JU (2014-2020), where SMEs played a key role (40% participation). Today, the European bio-based industry sector is worth €700 billion.

“Advancing the circular bio-based innovations across Europe for a sustainable future”


CBE JU 2022 Summary

Programme period: 2021-2031

Total programme budget: €2 billion

Total budget for the first call: €120M

First call deadline: 22 September 2022

TRL: 3-8 (depending on type of action)

Subsidy: €3M – 14M

Funding rate: 60-100% (indirect costs: 25% flat rate)

Consortium composition:

  • At least one independent legal entity established in a Member State, and
  • At least two other independent legal entities each established either in a different Member State or an Associated Country.

Proposal length: RIA max. 45 pages

IAs: max. 70 pages

Project start: earliest April 2023

Evaluation outcome: +/- 23 Feb 2023

Innovation Actions (TRL 6-7):

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IA-01 Biogenic carbon capture and use (CCU) for circular bio-based products (project budget: €5M)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IA-02 Cooperative business models for the sustainable mobilisation and valorisation of agricultural residues, by-products, and waste in rural areas (project budget, €5M)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IA-03 Cost-effective production routes towards bio-based alternatives to fossil-based chemical building blocks (project budget: €6M)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IA-04 Co-processing of mixed bio-based waste streams (project budget: €6M)

Innovation Action – Flagship (TRL 8):

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IAFlag-01 Maximum valorisation of sustainably sourced bio-based feedstock in multi-product, zero-waste, zero-pollution biorefinery (project budget: €14M)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IAFlag-02 Alternative sources for high added value food and/or feed ingredients (project budget: €14M)

Research and Innovation Actions (TRL 3-5):

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-R-01 High performance bio-based polymers for market applications with stringent requirements (project budget: €4.5M)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-R-02 Bio-based coatings, barriers, binders, and Adhesives (project budget: €4.5M)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-R-03 Circular-by-design bio-based materials to improve the circularity of complex structures (project budget: €4.5M)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-R-04 Proteins from alternative and unconventional sources (project budget: €4.5M)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-R-05 Sustainable fibres biorefineries feedstock (project budget: €4.5M)

Coordination and Support Actions:

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-S-01 Developing and validating monitoring systems of environmental sustainability and circularity: collection of best practices and benchmarks (project budget: €3M)


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