Bioenergy Sustaining the Future

Basic Information


This ERA-NET Co-fund will bring together a number of national and transnational organisations with an interest in promoting the greater use of bioenergy. It follows on from two previous BESTF ERA-NET Plus initiatives launched in 2013 and, like its predecessors, aims to kick-start large scale investment in close-to-market implementation of bioenergy, thereby helping to achieve the key objectives of the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI) Implementation Plan and the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan.
The EIBI aims to boost the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to the 2020 climate and energy objectives.
This proposal addresses the need for integrated action across Europe to promote the development of bioenergy
demonstrators across a number of technologies by coordinating research and development projects and providing a financial mechanism to support projects that are close to commercialisation.
The overall aim for this third BESTF ERA-NET is to implement a joint programme for bioenergy demonstration projects to demonstrate enhanced bioenergy technologies that will help Europe progress towards achieving its 2016 and 2020 targets.
It will leverage public-private partnerships to manage the risks and share the financing of close to market bioenergy projects.
The key objectives of BESTF3 are:
1.To implement a single collaborative funding call that will support projects focused on the generation of bioenergy.
2.To maintain and enhance coherence and networking between national bioenergy programmes across the EU.
3.To further the demonstration of enhanced bioenergy technologies in order to help develop robust project plans for a range of demonstrator and flagship plants, that will help Europe to make progress towards achieving its 2016 and 2020 energy targets.
4.To disseminate knowledge gained from the programme and individual projects across the EU.

H2020 Societal Challenges

H2020-SC3 (Secure, clean and efficient energy)

Research fields covered by the network

  • Energy

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
13th Joint Call for R&D Proposals for ERA-NET Bioenergy / 3rd Additional Joint Call for R&D Proposals for ERA-NET Cofund BESTF3 two-stages 22/10/2018 29/01/2019 18/06/2019 01/10/2019

Funded: 3

12th Joint Call of ERA-NET Bioenergy and 2nd Additional Call of BESTF3 two-stages 10/10/2017 16/01/2018

Submitted: 18


Submitted: 5


Funded: 2

11th Joint Call of ERA-NET Bioenergy and 1st Additional Call of BESTF3 two-stages 10/10/2016 23/01/2017

Submitted: 28


Submitted: 8


Funded: 6

Bioenergy Sustaining the Future 3 two-stages 01/12/2015 29/02/2016 12/05/2016 31/12/2016

Funded: 3