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 13-6-2013 on the 7th Joint call on small-scale heat and power production
22 Pre-proposals were submitted for the joint call on small-scale heat and power production. 11 Pre-proposals were recommended for the second stage and are invited to submit a full-proposal. Full-proposals may be submitted until 20th August 2013 1 pm (CET).
News 4-4-2013: Presentations kick-off workshop Biogas and Energy Crops available
On 7th March 2013 the kick-off meeting of the Joint Call on Biogas and Energy Crops was held in Stockholm, Sweden. All the presentations can be found at the events section of the website.
News 1-3-2013: The 7th Joint call on small-scale heat and power production is OPEN
Pre-proposals may be submitted until 13th May 2013 1pm (CET).
News 26-11-2012: Success stories of the Short Rotation Coppice joint call published
In September 2012 the success stories of the 3rd ERA-NET Bioenergy joint call were published in a brochure. In this joint call 3 transnational research and development projects were supported by the ERA-NET Bioenergy partners.