From silos to diversity – small-scale bio-based demonstration pilots (HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-6-two-stage)

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Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine continues to inform that the second stage of calls in Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment within Pillar II Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness are available. Deadline for applications in the 2nd stage – September 17, 2024.

From silos to diversity – small-scale bio-based demonstration pilots (HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-6-two-stage).

Expected Outcome:

This topic supports the bioeconomy strategy and the common agriculture policy (CAP) by promoting new business models for the green transition in line with the European Green Deal objectives.

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

  • Demonstration of replicable and scalable, innovative bioeconomy-oriented production and business models with an active involvement of primary producers.
  • Enhanced knowledge and awareness on feedstock availability and technology options to better valorise underutilised biomass, residues and waste streams from agriculture and forestry.
  • Improved innovation capacities and product portfolio extension in primary production sectors and SMEs.
  • Development of new materials, products, and services with considerably lower environmental impacts and at higher value.
  • Climate-neutral land sector by 2035 and climate-neutral economy by 2050.
  • Diversification and enhancement of agricultural incomes (organic and conventional farming).
  • Creation of a stakeholder platform to share best-practice examples and promote new business models in the primary production sectors.
  • Promotion of bioeconomy-related interventions in the new CAP and advice and technical guidance for Member States.

The current economy system is based on an intensive consumption of fossil fuels in a way that severely compromise the future of the planet due to the severe consequences in climate change. Europe’s future economic growth and jobs will increasingly have to come from innovation in sustainable products based on renewable resources and in line with the climate and biodiversity objectives. This topic addresses innovative business models and technology options in primary production sectors to unlock the potential of the bioeconomy in rural areas and to efficiently use underutilised biomass, in particular side streams from agriculture and forestry, for high value applications in small-scale bio-based demonstration pilots.

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