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  • Bio-based Industries


    Dirk Carrez Executive Director

  • The Bio-based

    Industries Consortium

  • The Bio-based Industries

    Consortium (BIC)

    • Mission

    • Build new bio-based value chains (develop new technologies, products and applications; optimize feedstock use)

    • Create a favorable business and policy climate to accelerate market uptake

    • Activities

    • Represent the private sector in the BBI JU

    • Set up and update the BBI’s Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)

    • Write the Annual Work Plans

    • Mobilize stakeholders: industry, research organizations, universities, regions and relevant stakeholders across Europe

    • Assist members gaining better access to European financial instruments

    • > 190 industry members

    • 38 Large industries

    • 152 SMEs (of which 120 are represented by 16 SME Clusters)

    • Several industrial sectors covered

    • Agriculture & Agri-food

    • Forestry and Pulp & Paper

    • Technology providers

    • Chemicals and materials

    • Energy

    • Aquatic

    • Waste

    • Brand owners

    • 165 Associate members

    • Universities, RTOs, European associations & organisations, Technology Platforms (ETPs), public institutions, regional organisations, private banks, …

  • Additional BIC membership benefits

    • Connecting with potential project partners: online Partnering Platform allowing to exchange information and consortia building with BIC members

    • Participating in timely networking and brokerage events (before the BBI Info day)

    • Increase chances of participating in winning EU grant proposals having early insight into the BBI Calls for proposals (before official publication)

    • Access to European financial instruments: information about loans, grants and funding

    • Staying up to date with BIC (members) and BBI (programme) - monthly Newsletter

    • Receiving discounts for major events (e.g. European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology)

  • BIC membership benefits

  • BIC activities

  • 1. BIC Programming WG prepares SIRA

    2. BIC Programming WG prepares annual call texts

    3. BBI: first discussion with Scientific Committee and State Representative Group

    4. BBI publishes the (open) calls

    5. BBI organises evaluation by independent experts (based on excellence)

    6. BBI negotiates and signs contract with winning consortia (consortium agreement and grant agreement)

    Bio-based Industries Consortium

    Programming WG, composed by BIC industry members from different


    Scientific Committee (SC) States Representative Group (SRG)

    Call procedure

  • Steps towards an annual work plan

    Priority Paper

    ‘Broad challenges’

    Specific challenges

    Topics for the AWP



    'Reality check’

    BIC members’ commitment

    (financial + proposal)


    Approval process with BIC GA


    Written procedure with BBI GB

    Involved in the various steps: BIC members (full & associate) / EC / SC & SRG BBI / BBI JU Office

    Feb April May June July Sept Oct Nov Dec

  • Update of the Strategic Research

    & Innovation Agenda (SIRA)

    Version 1 (2013) Version 2 (2017)

  • Access to finance

    • Improve access to finance (EIB, ESIF, …), attract investments to EU and

    leverage further (industry) investments

  • Collaborations with regions

    • Increase collaboration with regions: ERRIN, Vanguard Initiative, Polish

    Regions, 6 MDR

    • Invited 13 regions to BIC’s GA (pitches)

    • Document: presenting 30 regions • Short description of the Region • Importance for the bio-based industries • Available feedstocks • Financial and other incentives • Key contact

  • • Map biomass feedstock potential, actors throughout value chain, markets,

    potential members

    • Focus in 2017 on Portugal, Romania and Poland

    • Focus in 2018 on Baltic States

    • Special CSA in next AWP for other MS

    Increase participation of countries where the

    bio-based activities are “relatively low”

  • Turnover & employment in

    EU bioeconomy

  • Biorefineries Nr.

    Biowaste 13

    Lignocellulose other than wood


    Oil-/fat-based - biodiesel 64

    Oil-/fat-based - oleochemistry 54

    Sugar-/starch-based incl. Bioethanol and other chemicals


    Wood-based excl. Pulp for paper only


    Total 224


    Poster: Mapping of European Biorefineries

    for Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC)

    Dirk Carrez

    submitted by nova-Institute GmbH

    Achim Raschka (nova-Institut)

    Michael Carus (nova-Institut)

    Chemiepark Knapsack

    Industriestraße 300

    50354 Huerth

    Tel. +49 2233 48 14 51

    Fax +49 2233 48 14 50

    Email: achim.raschka@nova-



    Huerth, 15. Juni 2017

    Mapping of the biorefineries in EU

  • • BIC Website, including BIC publications

    and position papers as well as detailed

    info on BIC industry members and links to

    BBI JU projects

    • The BIC Picture: weekly newsletter for

    BIC members, including News items

    about BBI JU projects

    • Twitter: raising awareness about BBI JU,

    BIC and bioeconomy

    • Make sure to tag @biconsortium to

    amplify your project updates and

    bioeconomy relevant tweets (use

    #bioeconomy and/or #biobased)

    • Thanks for retweeting BIC info!

    BIC Communications

  • Questions/concerns

    by project coordinators

  • How to secure continuity in project development:

    R&D > Demo > Flagship

    • For the 2019 and 2020 AWPs, BIC is looking at subtracting topics from the gap analysis towards the SIRA objectives for 2020; these include: • Unaddressed themes so far • Addressed themes, but with no granted project(s) • ‘Popular themes’: attracting high numbers of proposals every time

    • BIC will also look at running BBI projects that will come to an end in 2018-2019 and are potential for continuation in AWPs 2019-2020, in particular for ‘upscaling’ : RIA projects to continue as demo/flagship, demo to continue as flagships

    • BIC will look which ones can help ‘close the gap’ (see above); these will be the selected ones for further consideration. BIC will contact the coordinators of those potential projects to probe the interest of the consortia to continue; their expressed interest (if any) will be taken into account to decide if we keep a topic or not.

    • Finally, we’ll look at topics that go ‘beyond 2020’ and could help set the foundations for BIC/BBI 2.0

  • Opportunities for implementation of

    project outcomes at large industrial scale

    1. See previous question/slide

    2. Access to finance

  • What about project sustainability

    after the end of project funding

    • First, this depends on the consortium partners.

    • Either the consortium itself sets out to continue the project, including if

    this means upscaling if appropriate (RIA and demo), or securing its

    market position (flagship)

    • Or one or more of the consortium partners takes the project and its

    results further (the partners must have clear agreement on IPR, etc.)

    • This continuation does not necessarily have to be as part of BBI; the

    company that takes the project further, can do so e.g. without any

    external (public) financial assistance; or the company takes the project to

    another appropriate programme, or to a specific financial instrument

  • The specific role of brand owners

    • Dedicated category of industry members within BIC, introduced recently.

    Brand owners can join BIC at a reduced membership fee.

    • Participation of brand owners to BBI projects is seen as an advantage:

    they can participate to project consortia and as such include the

    development of commercial applications in the research, demo or flagship

    projects. This will shorten time to market for new innovative bio-based


    • Brand owners can also help stir up market demand and acceptance of

    bio-based products and applications

    • BIC advises adding the development of new applications within the

    projects as this helps attracting partners which can create market pull by


  • BIC’s role in projects?

    • RIA/demo/flagship: BIC can support external communication

    • Internal: via newsletter

    • External: via tweeter, via some journals

    • All projects are encouraged to inform BIC ( about new

    developments such as press release, project updates, bioeconomy events, etc.

    • CSAs:

    • BIC