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FP7

BESTF

Bioenergy Sustaining the Future

Start date 1 January 2013
End date 31 December 2017
Duration 60 months
Programme acronym FP7
Website www.eranetbestf.net
Total costs 46,000,000
Contribution by EC 15,000,000
Coordinator
Technology Strategy Board
Contact person Nadeem Mughal
Participants
Swiss Federal Office of Energy
Agency for Renewable Resources
Danish Energy Agency - Energy Development and Demonstration Programme
Government of Navarra - Department of Economy, Finance, Industry and Employment of Navarra
Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Foundation for Science and Technology
Swedish Energy Agency
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Department of Energy and Climate Change

Participants

10

Countries

8

Calls

1

Projects

3

Objective

This proposal directly addresses the goals of the Energy 2012.10.1.1 ERA-NET Plus call by implementing a joint programme for bioenergy demonstration projects to demonstrate enhanced bioenergy technologies that will help Europe progress towards achieving its 2016 and 2020 targets. It will leverage public-private partnerships to manage the risks and share the financing of close to market bioenergy projects. The key objectives of this BESTF initiative are:

• To implement a single col...

This proposal directly addresses the goals of the Energy 2012.10.1.1 ERA-NET Plus call by implementing a joint programme for bioenergy demonstration projects to demonstrate enhanced bioenergy technologies that will help Europe progress towards achieving its 2016 and 2020 targets. It will leverage public-private partnerships to manage the risks and share the financing of close to market bioenergy projects. The key objectives of this BESTF initiative are:

• To implement a single collaborative funding call that will support projects focused on the generation of bioenergy.

• To maintain and enhance coherence and networking between national bioenergy programmes across the EU.

• To further the demonstration of enhanced bioenergy technologies in order to help develop robust project plans for a range of demonstrator and flagship plants, that will help Europe to make progress towards achieving its 2016 and 2020 energy targets.

• To disseminate knowledge gained from the programme and individual projects across the EU.

Mapping

The BESTF programme will support bioenergy demonstration projects that:

Address one or more of the seven EIBI bioenergy value chains detailed above;
Provide an innovative process or step within the value chain (see detail below);
Are at an appropriate stage of development (see detail on TRLs below), and will be in or move into demonstration phase within the timeframe of the project;
Are industry-led and will lead to commercial scale application. Such projects ma...

The BESTF programme will support bioenergy demonstration projects that:

Address one or more of the seven EIBI bioenergy value chains detailed above;
Provide an innovative process or step within the value chain (see detail below);
Are at an appropriate stage of development (see detail on TRLs below), and will be in or move into demonstration phase within the timeframe of the project;
Are industry-led and will lead to commercial scale application. Such projects may include:
• Technological modifications of existing and tested demonstration plants, if these modifications serve to realise processes which differ significantly from the past operations.
• New pilot or prototype demonstrations of innovative bioenergy conversion technologies, covering one or several of the seven value chains and including analysis and evaluation of results, plus strategies (and proposals) for further optimisation to achieve commercial deployment.
BESTF will complement existing financial measures available to industry and support projects that have progressed to high technology readiness levels (TRLs; see: Technology Readiness Levels: A White Paper. April 6, 1995 John C. Mankins Advanced Concepts Office Office of Space Access and Technology NASA) but still require a level of public and private financial support to enable their industrial implementation. Relevant examples of financial support for industry include NER300 funding; European Investment Bank (EIB) financial products; Private venture capital funds.

Joint Calls

Call Launch date No. of funding agencies No of projects funded Call budget
BESTF - 2013 7 Jan 2013 9 3 22,300,000
 
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