On July 9, 2014 the European Commission opened its first call for research into new ways of processing bio-based materials under Horizon 2020. According to an article published by the industry news provider European Plastics News the public-private research partnership will provide €975 million of European Union funds and €2.73 billion from other sources to research projects investigating new bio-based materials. The call includes requests for studies on the pre-treatment of lingo-cellulosic biochemical feedstock, new cellulose pulp based products and the creation of products from heterogeneous biowaste streams.
Keith Nuthall (August 1, 2014). “EU Commission launches biochemical research.” European Plastics News
European Commission. “Horizon 2020 – Bio-based industries.”