Joint Call 13 (2019)

On October 22nd 2018 ERA-NET Bioenergy launched in cooperation with BESTF3 a call for proposals on the topic “Combined biomass valorisation to bioenergy, industrial feedstocks and bio based products”. (Call text) Seven countries participated with their national programmes in this coordinated activity: Austria, Finland, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The following three projects were recommended for funding and started their work in 2020. 

1. Upstream processing of lactose whey for bulk chemicals and energy production (Up-Whey – Summary)
  • Partners from AT: tbw research GesmbH; Environmental Biotechnology (coordinator), Technische Universität Graz; Institute of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, Technische Universität Wien; Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering, Clean Energy Solutions GesmbH, Prolactal GmbH, NÖM AG
  • Partners from CH: Fachhochschule Nordwest Schweiz; School of Life Science, Institute of Chemistry and Bioanalytics – Process engineering; (FHNW), Memo3 GmbH
2. Bio-Electric Syngas Technology for the Production of Biomass Derived BioFuels and Platform Chemicals (BesTECH – Summary)
  • Partners from AT: Bioenergy 2020+ (BE2020) (coordinator), University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
  • Partners from PL: Buzek Plastic Poland (BPP), Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (IOS-PIB)
3. Profitable 2G-bioethanol plants – Parallel Use of Fractionated Lignin in Multiple Applications (PUMA – Summary)
  • Partners from FI: University of Oulu (coordinator), Fifth Innovation Oy
  • Partners from AT: Graz University of Technology, Bisy e.U