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ERA-Net Bioenergy

Call status: Closed

Funding total

£36.5k.

Number of grants funded

One UK grant was awarded.

Purpose

Funding for innovative industrially relevant research and development projects

Key aims

  • 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.