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ERA-NET CoFund Bioenergy Sustaining the Future

BESTF3 (Bioenergy Sustaining the Future) was an initiative funded by Horizon 2020 running under the umbrella of the European Strategic Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and based on the implementation plan of the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI). The BESTF network of national/regional ministries and funding agencies (from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom) was established in 2012 and ended in 2020.

BESFT provided funding to collaborative bioenergy projects that demonstrated at least one innovative step and aimed to result in demonstrations 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 1 December 2015 and after a competitive 2-stage process, 4 projects started working in 2017. Germany has not participated in this joint call. BESTF3 was cooperating with ERA-NET Bioenergy and three additional joint calls for R&D proposals were completed.

Under BESTF3 FNR was mainly responsible for the implementation of additional activities (WP6 und WP7), was preparing annual newsletters and organised the final conference – BESTF3 FINAL FORUM.

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) participated in this network via FNRs funding programme “Renewable Resources”.

Under the predecessors ERA-NETs-  BESTF1 (2012 - 2017) & BESTF2 (2013 - 2018) a total of 5 projects (2 incl. FNR funding: BioProGress & BioSNG) were funded.


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







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