BESTF3 (Bioenergy Sustaining the Future) is an initiative funded by Horizon 2020 and under the umbrella of the European Strategic Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI). The BESTF network of national/regional ministries and funding agencies (from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Spain, Polen, Sweden, United Kingdom) exists since 2012 and provides funding to collaborative bioenergy projects that demonstrate at least one innovative step and will result in demonstration at a pre-commercial stage, thus boosting the contribution of bioenergy to the EU climate and energy ambitions.
The BESTF3 joint call (2015) was launched on 01. December 2015 and after a competitive 2-stage process 4 recommended projects started working in 2017. Germany is not participating in this joint call. BESTF3 is cooperating with ERA-NET Bioenergy, launching 4 additional joint calls for R&D proposals together.
Under BESTF3 FNR is mainly responsible for implementation of additional activities (WP6 und WP7) but is preparing newsletters and the organisation of the final conference as well.
The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) participates in this network via FNRs funding programme “Renewable Resources”.
Under BESTF1 (2012 - 2017) & BESTF2 (2013 - 2018) a total of 5 projects (2 incl. FNR funding BioProGress & BioSNG) were funded.
FNR contact person: Dr. Boris Vashev
This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691637.