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The European Research Infrastructure for Thermochemical Biomass Conversion

Objective

Enhancing biomass utilization without risking its sustainability is a European energy priority, and can be linked to targets for curbing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 and 50% by 2050: enhanced energy security and integration with other industrial sectors, such as agriculture, also play a role. Improved use of biofuels and products in advanced biomass conversion units and biorefineries are seen as a key element in achieving this goal. In recent years leading industrial nations have established facilities in which their researchers have addressed the challenges associated with the production of biofuels and the establishment of bio-refineries. There remains fragmentation in terms of access to high-level experimental equipment necessary for achieving significant advances in this field.

The BRISK initiative will integrate networking activities to foster a culture of co-operation between the participants in the project, and the scientific communities benefiting from access to the research infrastructures, with the pursuit of joint research activities, and facilitate transnational access by researchers to one or more infrastructures among those operated by participants in a coordinated way so as to improve the overall services available to the research communities with interests in these fields.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 781 999,17
Administrative Contact
Sara Karlsson (Ms.)

Participants (26)

ABO AKADEMI
Finland
EU contribution
€ 223 765
Address
Domkyrkotorget 3
20500 Abo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tiina Haanila (Ms.)
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 622 294
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tony Bridgwater (Prof.)
BEST - BIOENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 767 592
Address
Inffeldgasse 21B
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Brunner (Dr.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 369 046
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nick Bodycombe (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 641 101
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kyriakos Panopoulos (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 245 637
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Flemming Frandsen (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 655 624
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lily Tunggal (Ms.)
ENERGITEKNISKT CENTRUM I PITEA

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 154 868
Address
Industrigatan 1
94128 Pitea
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rikard Gebart (Prof.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 428 278
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maaike Brouwer (Ms.)
FUNDACION CIUDAD DE LA ENERGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 384 034
Address
Avenida Del Presidente Rodriguez Zapatero Sn
24492 Ponferrada
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Vivaracho Ruiz (Mr.)
INERCO INGENIERIA, TECNOLOGIA Y CONSULTORIA, SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 476
Address
Calle Tomas Alba Edison 2
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Pandelet (Mr.)
Fondazione Internazionale per la ricerca sulla Combustione - Onlus
Italy
EU contribution
€ 495 931
Address
Via Diotisalvi, C/o Facoltà Ingegneria 2
56100 Pisa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leonardo Tognotti (Prof.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Participation ended

Belgium
EU contribution
€ 18 452,83
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 293 789
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Zimbardi (Dr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 110 881
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Morten Grønli (Dr.)
PALL FILTERSYSTEMS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Planiger Strasse 137
55543 Bad Kreuznach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heinz Berberich (Mr.)
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 502 498
Address
Forschungstrasse 111
5232 Villigen Psi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irene Walthert (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 147 116
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove L Honstad (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 388 058
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 239 330
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hermann Hofbauer (Prof.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 454 163
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alper Sarioglan (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 275 698
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez Lorente (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 297
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colomba Di Blasi (Prof.)
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 101 398
Address
Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
50-370 Wroclaw
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wieslaw Rybak (Prof.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 148 272
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingwald Obernberger (Prof.)
RISE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY CENTER AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 196 359
Address
Industrigatan 1
941 28 Pitea
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ingela Lindberg (Ms.)