International Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V.




BESTF / BESTF2 / BESTF3 - Bioenergy Sustaining the Future

BESTF (Bioenergy Sustaining the Future) is an initiative launched in the frame of FP7 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 DK, FI, DE, ES, PT, SE, CH, UK) 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. 

  • BESTF1 joint call (2013): the 2 funded projects started in summer 2014
  • BESTF2 joint call (2014): the 5 funded projects started in 2015
  • BESTF3 joint call (2015): The joint call of ministries and funding agencies from DK, FI, NL, PL, ES, SE and UK was launched on 01. December 2015 and after the expert panel meeting end of 2016, the 4 projects which were recommended for funding will start 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.

 The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) participates in this network via FNRs funding programme “Renewable Resources”. FNR is further responsible for implementation of additional activities (WP6 und WP7).


FNR contact person: Carina Lemke




These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 321477 and 618046.

BESTF3 has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691637.






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