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Identify opportunities for ICT to increase the efficiency of biomass supply chains for the bio-based industry

Topic identifier: BBI.2017.S2
Publication date: 11 April 2017

Types of action: BBI-CSA Bio-based Industries Coordination and Support action
DeadlineModel: 
Opening date:
single-stage 
11 April 2017

The specific challenge for the call is to identify opportunities for the introduction of ICT to increase the efficiency and sustainability of biomass supply chains for the bio-based industry.

Proposals should:

  • cover several supply chains handling different kinds of biomass coming from multiple sources and include a description of the (combined) feedstock and its potential for sustainable value chains.
  • assess the efficiency and sustainability improvements of logistical supply chains by applying the proposed ICT solutions, including also biomass resource modelling.
  • address the assembly and financing of new and technically improved equipment possibly required to collect and store feedstock for the bio-based industry, in the short time window after harvesting.

The industry should actively participate to help prove the benefits of the project results to the full bio-based sector.

Indicative funding: It is considered that proposals requesting a contribution of maximally EUR 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.

Expected Impact:

contribute to KPI 1: create at least 2 new cross-sector interconnections in bio-based economy clusters;

reduced biomass losses and costs associated with feedstock supply logistics compared with similar existing benchmark supply chains;

improved direct involvement and commitment of biomass suppliers and technology providers, and the resulting introduction of ICT in the biomass feedstock supply chain for the bio-based industry.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

Cross-cutting Key-Enabling Technologies (KETs)
Socio-economic science and humanities

 

Please find more details on the call, topic conditions and documents, guidance on proposal submission, here.

Deadline: 
Thursday, 7 September, 2017