The Centre will translate for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
The Translation Centre signed an agreement with the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) on 17 November 2016. This brings the Centre’s total number of clients to 64.
The Joint Undertaking was created in July 2014 under the Horizon 2020 programme for promoting research and innovation in the European Union. Like the other Joint Undertakings, the BBI JU is located in Brussels.
It is a public-private partnership made up of the European Commission and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC). BIC brings together over 230 members working in the sectors of agriculture, agro-food, technology providers, forestry/pulp and paper, chemicals, and energy. The Consortium has industrial members (large companies, SMEs and SME clusters) and associate members (research and technology associations, universities and technology platforms).
The BBI JU seeks to expand the use of renewable biological resources in the European Union. It supports the conversion of Europe’s biomass and waste into high-value products such as bio-based chemicals, materials and fuels.
It is hoped that the transition to a bioeconomy will bring many benefits to the EU by reducing dependence on finite fossil fuels, diversifying and increasing farmers’ incomes and leading to more environmentally friendly growth.
Bio-based industry is a nascent sector which already attracts significant investments in the US, China and Brazil. The European Union also intends to be a key player in this field on the basis of its industrial and research capabilities and the available renewable resources. The BBI JU will fund projects to build sustainable and competitive value chains for bio-based industries so that advanced biorefineries and innovative technologies can develop across the continent.