Number of grants funded
One UK grant was awarded.
Funding for innovative industrially relevant research and development projects
- Enhancing the ability to use residues, side streams and wastes in biorefinery systems, particularly for energy.
- Upgrading of residues and co-products from current biorefinery systems to improve the overall economics of biofuel/bioenergy production.
- Complete assessment of biorefinery concepts which combine different conversions processes (e.g. biological and chemical).
- Improving robustness of microbial communities in order to allow for more flexibility regarding raw materials or pre-treatment.
- Enhanced microbial strain development to meet the needs of an integrated biorefinery.
- Algae biorefineries: Production of carbohydrates and lipids as well as valuable substances such as vitamins, PUFAs (e.g. DHA, EPA) or carotenoids, in combination with the use as a renewable energy source.
Projects are expected to start in early 2015.
Funding will be awarded on the basis of full economic cost as described in our grants guide.