ERA-NETs Bioenergy and BESTF3 will support research on combined biomass valorisation to bioenergy, industrial feedstocks and bio-based products
ERA-NET Bioenergy and ERA-NET Cofund Bioenergy Sustaining the Future (BESTF3) are joining forces to support innovative research on combined biomass valorisation: 'Combined biomass valorisation to bioenergy, industrial feedstocks and bio-based products is vital to decrease Europe’s dependency on fossil-based raw materials, to improve the economic viability of bioenergy and to strengthen the creation of a bio-based circular economy. Innovative concepts and new technical solutions for the synergetic production of bioenergy, industrial feedstock and bio-based products have to be developed. These should improve the energy and biomass utilization efficiency and have benefits for economy, environment and society.'
ERA-NETs Bioenergy and BESTF3 will open a call "Combined biomass valorisation to bioenergy, industrial feedstocks and bio-based products" which aims to support innovative, collaborative pan-European, R&D&I projects focussing on technology readiness levels 2-7 (at the end of the funded project). Public funding will be available for this joint call from funding bodies in Austria, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. The indicative total available budget amounts to ca. EUR 6 million.
The call is expected to open on 22 October 2018, with a closing date for pre-proposals in January 2018. In November 2018 a networking webinar will be organised to give researchers the chance to interlink with each other and to build consortia.
The pre-announcement of the call can be found on the website of ERA-NET Bioenergy