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EU joint undertaking

BBI Joint Undertaking (BBI JU)

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  • Role: Maximising the potential of the bio-based economy in Europe – using innovative technologies to turn biological waste into greener products.
  • Director: Philippe Mengal
  • Members or partners: European Commission and Bio-based Industries Consortium
  • Established in: 2014
  • Number of staff: 22
  • Location: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Website: BBI Joint Undertaking

The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI Joint Undertaking) is a €3.7 billion public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC).

What it does

The BBI Joint Undertaking industry-led research funding programme aims to:

  • secure and protect investments
  • smooth the transition to a sustainable bio-based economy
  • promote the use of renewable energy from biological sources.

Who benefits

The projects funded by the programme should generate:

  • an extra 400 000 skilled jobs by 2020
  • up to 700 000 skilled jobs by 2030.

80% of these jobs will be in underdeveloped rural areas.

Further information

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BBI Joint Undertaking

Postal address
White Atrium Building, Avenue de la Toison d'Or/Guldenvlieslaan 56-60, 1060 Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium
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