Joint Call 14 (2021)
On October 20th 2020 ERA-NET Bioenergy together with BESTF3 launched a Joint Call for Research and Development Proposal on the topic “Development and improvement of biomass conversion technologies for the provisioning of heat for industrial processes” (Call text).
The European Union (EU) is committed to combat climate change and to increase the security of its energy supply. The promotion of “Development and improvement of biomass conversion technologies for the provisioning of heat for industrial processes” is vital to decrease Europe’s dependency on fossil-based raw materials; taking into account, that it is not only important to maintain and increase the amount of renewable resources that can be harvested on a sustainable basis, but also to use the available biomass as efficiently as possible.
Public funding was available for this joint call from funding bodies in Austria, Germany, Poland and Switzerland. The indicative total available budget amounts to ca. 2.5 Mio €. The following 2 projects were recommended for funding and have started their work in 2022.
- VARESI – Valorisation of industrial residues for a sustainable industry (AT, CH, DE) Fact_Sheet_VARESI
- BIOHEAT – Development of a process chain based on opportunity fuels for heat production in industrial processes (AT, PL) Fact_Sheet_BIOHEAT