Circular Biobased Economy (CBE) Joint Undertaking (JU) Call 2024

24 April - 18 September 2024

Call identifier: HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024

  • Call launch: 24 April 2024
  • Call deadline: 18 September 2024 17:00 CET
  • Call budget: €213 million

CBE JU calls follow the rules and procedures of Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme. Find more information about Horizon Europe’s funding opportunities. The call topic text is published in the CBE JU Annual Work Programme 2024.

Call topics

Innovation actions – flagship (IA-flagship)

  • Bio-based value chains for valorisation of sustainable oil crops – €20 million
  • Bio-based dedicated platform chemicals via cost-effective, sustainable and resource-efficient conversion of biomass – €20 million
  • Bio-based value chains for valorisation of sustainable natural fibre feedstock – €20 million

Innovation actions (IA)

  • Bio-based materials and products for biodegradable in soil applications – €15 million
  • Sustainable microalgae as feedstock for innovative, added-value applications – €15 million
  • Enlarging the portfolio of commercially produced “Safe and Sustainable by design” (SSbD) solvents – €15 million
  • Circular and SSbD bio-based construction & building materials with functional properties – €15 million
  • Selective and sustainable (co)-production of lignin-derived aromatics – €15 million
  • Innovative bio-based adhesives and binders for circular products meeting market requirements – €15 million
  • Innovative conversion of biogenic gaseous carbon into bio-based chemicals, ingredients, materials – €15 million

Research and innovation actions (RIA)

  • Valorisation of polluted/contaminated wood from industrial and post-consumer waste streams – €7 million
  • Biotech routes to obtain bio-based chemicals/materials replacing animal-derived ones – €7 million
  • Sustainable, bio-based alternatives for crop protection – €10 million
  • SSbD bio-based coating materials for applications under demanding and/or extreme conditions – €7 million
  • Innovative bio-based food/feed ingredients – €7 million

Coordination and support actions (CSA)

  • New forms of cooperation in agriculture and the forest-based sector – €4 million
  • Mobilise inclusive participation in bio-based systems and supporting the CBE JU widening strategy and its action plan – €3 million
  • Supporting the CBE JU Deployment Group on Primary Producers – €3 million

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Check the Annual Work Programme 2024 for the complete topic text, conditions and requirements. FAQ for applicants will be published by the end of March and updated continuously based on the questions from applicants. Please send your questions to info [at] 

The topics for submission will be published on the EU’s Funding & tender opportunities portal.

The Horizon Online Manual provides more information about the different application steps. Please also check the How to apply section on the CBE JU website.

Read the updated FAQ for applicants for the CBE JU Call for proposals 2024.


These are the main steps to select the projects funded by this call for proposals:

  • 23 April 2024: CBE JU Info Day. The info day takes place in Brussels and online, part of it is dedicated to networking meetings.
  • 24 April 2024: Call publication & opening. Applicants can submit their proposal in the EU’s Funding & tender opportunities portal.
  • 18 September 2024: Call closing. The deadline for submitting your proposal is at 17:00 CET.
  • Early February 2025: Evaluation results. Applicants receive the evaluation results.
  • Mid-May 2025: Grant agreements signature. After a few months of preparation, CBE JU signs grant agreements with the successful applicants.

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