Joint Call 6

Biogas and Energy Crops

In the framework of ERA-NET Bioenergy, the sixth joint call was launched on March 1st 2012. This time the call was open for proposals on two topics: Innovations in biogas production and Sustainable biomass for energy (energy crops). Five countries participated with their national programmes: Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In the end 4 proposals were funded for a total budget of 5.7 million euro. Presentations about the mid-term results were held at the seminar in Hanover, Nov 11th 2014.

List of funded projects

1. Genetic Adaptation of Sorghum: Genomics-based breeding of a sustainable, next-generation bioenergy crop for Europe (ERANET GAS)
  • Justus Liebig University (DE, coordinator)
  • KWS Saat AG (DE)
  • University of Rostock (DE)
  • Franciszek Górski Institute of Plant Physiology (PL)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)
2. Small but efficient – Cost and Energy Efficient Biomethane Production (SE.Biomethane)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE, coordinator)
  • JTI – Swedish Institute of Agricultural- and Environmental Engineering (SE)
  • Deutsches Biomasse Forschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH (DE)
  • University of Warmia and Mazury (PL)
  • Triventus Biogas AB (SE)
  • Ultuna Egendom, Lövsta Biogas plant (SE)
  • Ventury (DE)
  • Institute of Energy Ltd. (PL)

Project website

3. Optimisation of Reed Canary Grass as a native European Energy Crop (ORNATE)
  • Aberystwyth University (UK, coordinator)
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SE)
  • Teagasc Crops Research Centre (IE)
  • Senova Ltd (UK)

Project website

4. Biogas production from high volume industrial effluents at ambient temperatures (AmbiGAS)
  • University of Southampton (UK, coordinator)
  • National University of Ireland – Galway (IE)
  • Lund University (SE)
  • RWTH-Aachen University (DE)
  • Kerry Ingredients Ltd (IE)
  • BV Dairy (UK)
  • Aixprocess PartG Verfahrens- und Strömungstechnik (DE)
  • Alfa Laval Nakskov (DK)

Documents joint call 6

Presentation joint call 6

Public abstracts/summary final report, joint call 6