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: crops are converted to biofuels for transport; landfill sites are tapped for biogas to heat towns; and forestry residues are used to produce electricity. As national programmes fund 90% of bioenergy research in Europe, coordinating them will improve outcomes. The ERA-NET Bioenergy networks national bioenergy research programmes to improve cost-effectiveness and ensure the maximum research impacts for this vital energy sector. More about ERA-NET Bioenergy.

ERA-NET Bioenergy has been running for six years (2004-2010) funded by the FP6 programme. Authorities from ten countries have been participating in ERA-NET Bioenergy. From 2011 eight countries decided to continue the network and the important work on bioenergy research without EC funding. Browse through general information on research, programmes, calls etc. that is publicly available. Target groups are for example researchers, programme managers and programme owners.

Download the ERA-NET Bioenergy brochure 'Powering bioenergy research' with the achievements of the project.


News 10-2-2014 8th Joint Call Integrated biorefinery Concepts is NOW open  

The 8th ERA-NET Bioenergy joint call will support transnational research and development projects in the area of integrated biorefinery concepts.


Pre-proposals may be submitted until 28th April 2014, 1 pm (CET).


further information


8th joint call on biorefinery is NOW open

Update on 7th Joint Call small-scale heat and power production

Presentations kick-off workshop Biogas and Energy Crops available, Stockholm 7th March 2013

7th Joint Call Small-scale heat and power production OPEN

Success stories of the Short Rotation Coppice joint call published

Update Joint Call on Biogas and Energy Crops

Joint Call on Biogas and Energy Crops published

Successful ERA-NET Bioenergy / WoodWisdom-Net seminars in Helsinki, 7-8 February 2012

Seminar Joint call between ERA-NET Bioenergy and WoodWisdom-Net in Helsinki 7th and 8th February 2012

Joint call between ERA-NET Bioenergy and WoodWisdom-Net: 1st evaluation phase completed