FACCE SURPLUS will support projects on sustainable intensification of food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems

In frame of ERA-NET Cofund FACCE SURPLUS (Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems), the partner organisations listed below will launch a call which aims to improve collaboration and cooperation across the European Research Area in the area of sustainable intensification of food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefinery concepts. This upcoming call aims at supporting innovation, value creation and sustainable intensification of biomass production, taking into account the required economic, environmental and social conditions and resilience to climate change. The call invites proposals for collaborative research and development of transnational consortia of research organisations and companies from at least two countries participating in the call. It is expected that the projects will build upon the research already conducted in FACCE SURPLUS and under the broader umbrella of FACCE-JPI (the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change). The indicative available budget amounts to EUR 6 million. The call is expected to open on 9 January 2019 with a closing date for pre-proposals on 19 March 2019.

Provisional list of organisation participating in the call
Belgium: Flanders Innovation & Entrepeneurship (VLAIO)
Belgium: Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
Belgium: Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
Estonia: Ministry of Rural Affairs (MEM)
France: Agence Nationale de la Recherche
Germany: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Poland: The National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
Romania: Executive Agency of Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
UK: Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) – to be confirmed

For more information, please visit the FACCE-SURPLUS website

 

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