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Biofuels Assessment on Technical Opportunities and Research Needs for Latin America

Objective

The overall objective of the BioTop proposal is to identify technical opportunities and research needs for Latin America and to create and support specific RTD cooperation activities between Latin America and the European Union in order to maximize synergies in the biofuels sectors. Specific objectives are: - to provide a broad overview of the existing biofuel sectors in all Latin American countries. - to identify priorities, needs and opportunities in the field of RTD for sustainable biofuel production and biomass conversion technologies in Latin America; - to inform European and Latin American actors in the biofuel sector about opportunities for collaboration and partnerships; - to harmonize the agenda between Latin America and the EU on sustainable biofuel production; - to facilitate and advance mutual knowledge and technology transfer between biofuel stakeholders in LA and the EU; - to make recommendations on RTD and policies for the production and utilization of biomass conversion technologies. The BioTop project will provide a broad overview of the existing biofuels sector in Latin American counties, with focus on countries with special EU S&T agreements (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico). Key focus of the project will be the identification and assessment of improved 1st and 2nd generation biofuel conversion technologies. Sustainability, standardization and trade aspects of future large-scale biofuel production will be addressed, and RTD scenarios, roadmaps and recommendations will be developed. Exchanges between stakeholders active in research and development of biofuel conversion technologies will be promoted and BioTop activities will be effectively linked with existing networks and a large variety of stakeholders, target groups and key actors. Outcome of the BioTop project will be increased awareness about EU-LA opportunities for collaboration in the area of biofuels and the identification of suitable areas for biofuels RTD cooperation.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/biofuels

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2007-1-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 122 729
Administrative Contact
Rainer Janssen (Dr.)

Participants (9)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 113 811
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helen Vagner (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 112 484
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Mittelbach (Prof.)
B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 110 878
Address
Josink Esweg 34
7545 PN Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Suleyman Akgul (Mr.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 717
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angel Goya (Dr.)
CAMARA ARGENTINA DE ENERGIAS RENOVABLES
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 87 740
Address
Viamonte 524, Suite 214
C1053 ABL Buenos Aires
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Carlos St. James (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DE APOIO A UNIVERSIDADE DE SAO PAULO
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 88 275
Address
Avenida Afranio Peixoto 4
05507 000 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvia Velázquez (Dr.)
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO
Chile
EU contribution
€ 82 657
Address
Avenida Brasil 2950
N/A Valparaiso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Germán Aroca (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 87 492
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Omar Masera (Prof.)
FUNDACION BARILOCHE
Argentina
EU contribution
€ 88 779
Address
Suiza 970
8400 San Carlos De Bariloche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Hugo Bouille (Mr.)