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Research Infrastructure for Circular Forest Bioeconomy

Objective

The ERIFORE will realize the European potential to consolidate its place as a world leader in biomass based research and innovations. ERIFORE builds on a new firm alliance aiming to establish open access distributed forest bioeconomy research infrastructure across Europe enabling scientific discoveries to be transferred to new business models, novel products and services enabling sustainable growth. The research infrastructure will focus on topics supporting Circular Forest Bioeconomy concepts starting from fundamental teaching and knowledge sharing to high level research laboratories and large scale piloting facilities.
This two-year action will be carried out by 11 European research organisations, 2 universities and a SME. The main objective of ERIFORE is to facilitate development the Circular Forest Bioeconomy field towards the following overall targets:
1) Coordinate, complement and update major European research infrastructure to enable the full potential of available forest biomass in balance with diverse use of forests.
2) A new level of co-operation between the major RTD providers.
3) Establish a globally competitive European research infrastructure.
The main deliverables of ERIFORE are the following:
1) To enhance the awareness, utilisation and open access of the complementary research facilities between the major European RTD providers in circular forest biorefinery.
2) To prepare a conceptual design and plan for cooperation arrangements between the main European RTD providers in this field.
3) To prepare Stakeholder analysis for the development needs in the infrastructure network at European level.
4) To upgrade bioeconomy competence base by providing contact interface for facilities for education and training. A plan for implementing is prepared.
The suggested future European research infrastructure will then facilitate the development towards enhanced utilisation of renewable raw materials and renewal of established European process industry.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/health economics

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-1-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 417 304

Participants (13)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 273
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE PROCESSUM AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 310 540
Address
Horneborgsvagen 12
891 22 Ornskoldsvik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 74 888,79
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)
France
EU contribution
€ 168 364
Address
10 Rue De Galilee
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 102 844
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 182 500
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOMPETENZZENTRUM HOLZ GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 162 500
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Other
LATVIJAS VALSTS KOKSNES KIMIJAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Dzerbenes St. 27
1006 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL DE CHIMIE MACROMOLECULARA PETRU PONI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda 41A
700487 Iasi
Activity type
Research Organisations
BIO BASE EUROPE PILOT PLANT VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Rodenhuizekaai 1
9042 Desteldonk Gent
Activity type
Other
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 147 486,21
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations