Open call for proposals within the Top-level Research Initiative: “Sustainable Bio-fuels”

Today, the 15th of October 2009, a new call within the Top-level Research Initiative opened. The call is under the sub-program “Sustainable Bio-fuels”.
 Open call for proposals within the Top-level Research Initiative: “Sustainable Bio-fuels”
Only Nordic research projects with strong user involvement in the knowledge creation and diffusion throughout the project cycle will be funded in this call. The rationale is that effective and efficient knowledge creation, adaptation and diffusion takes place as an integrated interaction and collaboration between producers and users of new technologies and systems.

In order to ensure clear relevance to the Nordic countries and the targeted actors, the programme will exclusively focus and limit the priority activities as follows:
• feed-stocks: ligno-cellulose based raw material, such as biomass from forests and agriculture including by-products and residues
• end-products: liquid and/or gaseous bio-fuels for the transport sector

The projects in the programme, covering the entire technology chain from feed-stocks to end-products, should address all or specific selected parts of the following:
• biochemical conversion technologies
• thermochemical conversion technologies
• new combination technologies of the areas above

The budget for the sub-program is 30 MNOK over 4 years. All projects, with a maximum support from the programme of NOK 10 million per project, are requested to have a minimum of 25 % own or programme external funding.

The deadline for applications is the 15th of December 2009 .

Read the full call text here

Go to application form here

For further information, please visit the website of the Top-level Research Initiative or contact the programme secretariat:

Mikael Forss
Nordic Energy Research
Phone: +358 400 498 497

Emma Petersson
Nordic Energy Research
Phone: +47 9026 8446