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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
Opening date:
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.

Thursday, 7 September, 2017