ERA-NET Bioenergy – Pulling bioenergy research together
Welcome to ERA-NET Bioenergy! Here you can find background information and project descriptions on bioenergy research.
The European strategy for renewable energy sources identifies bioenergy as the most important renewable energy source for the future: a source of cleaner, more secure and sustainable power for Europe. Bioenergy is a highly diverse area: agricultural residues and dedicated energy crops, municipal waste and landfill sites can all provide biogas for heat, power and transport fuel; and forestry residues are used to produce heat and electricity. As national programmes fund 90% of bioenergy research in Europe, coordinating them will improve outcomes. In ERA-NET Bioenergy, national ministries and agencies that own or manage bioenergy research programmes work together in order to improve cost-effectiveness and ensure the maximum research impacts for this vital energy sector.
ERA-NET Bioenergy has been active since October 2004. Until December 2010, it was funded by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. Since January 2011, ERA-NET Bioenergy is a self-sustained network organised on a membership basis. Between 2016 and 2020 ERA-NET Bioenergy cooperated closely with the ERA-NET Cofund BESTF3, launching 4 calls together.
On these pages, you will find information on the members of ERA-NET Bioenergy, our joint calls for R&D proposals and the resulting research projects.
In case your ministry or funding agency is interested in becoming part of our network, please contact the ERA-NET Bioenergy secretariat.