Pre-Proposals are invited, which aim the topic “Monitoring & mitigation of Greenhouse gases from agri- and silviculture” and should comprise the following challenges:
1) Improving national GHG inventories and monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions
2) Refining and facilitating the implementation of GHG mitigation technologies
3) State of the art production systems that are profitable and improve food and for biomass production while reducing GHG emissions
4) Assessment of policy and economic measures to support emissions reductions across the farm-to-fork and forest-to consumer chain.
The Joint Call, the key activity of ERA-GAS, with an available budget of 13.9 M€ was launched on March 4th 2016 and brings together funding partners from 13 European countries and New Zealand.
For Germany there is participation from the Agency for Renewable Resources (Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, FNR) and the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE).
Applicants from Germany have to define the proposed topic in order to assign the proposal to the relevant funding programme of FNR or BLE.
BLE: Specific Program on International Research Cooperation on Global Food Security and other international research tasks regarding Food and Agriculture
In order to apply for BLE funding, proposals have to focus on primary production and/or agriculture for food production.
FNR: Funding through FNR is based on the German national programme “Energy and Climate Funds”; in particular the theme “Bestimmung und Entwicklung von Technologien und Systemen zur Bioenergiegewinnung und -nutzung mit dem Ziel der weiteren Verbesserung von Treibhausgasbilanzen in den Haupteinsatzgebieten Strom, Wärme und Kraftstoffe“; see here.
To apply for FNR funding, proposals have to focus on forestry and agricultural production of raw materials end energetic use of biomass as well as on the challenges 2) and 3) listed above, however for challenge 3) only non-food applications are valid for the funding programme “Energy and Climate Fund”.
German applicants are requested to contact FNR or BLE by email until 19.04.2016 to ensure their idea and work plan are fundable. For this purpose please submit an email to both email@example.com and Katrin.Spoth@ble.de including a short summary of the proposed project and the working part of the German partner in GERMAN. It is also advised to read the funding conditions and the national application procedure carefully and as early as possible!
FNR Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. – Agency for Renewable Resources
BLE Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, Unit 315 – European Research Affairs
Katrin Spoth, Tel. 0049 228 6845-3836, Email Katrin.Spoth(at)ble.de
Dr. Johannes Bender, Tel. 0049 228 6845-3610, Email Johannes.Bender(at)ble.de