Organisations set to support biomass and biogas projects

ERA-NET Bioenergy, a network of organisations from several countries, is to provide funding to support applied European research projects relating to biomass production or biogas. 

Public funding will be provided by national funding organisations from Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and the UK.  

The Technology Strategy Board is offering total grant funding of up to €600,000 (£495,000) to UK companies, with maximum funding of €300,000 per company per project.

Funding is available for projects covering one or more of the following topics: innovative biogas production and sustainable biomass for energy purposes.  

Further information and a full list of the sub-topics can be found here.

The competition is now open and pre-proposals must be submitted by 11 May 2012. Full proposals must then be submitted by 20 August 2012. Proposals must include partners from at least three of the countries involved in the call.