ERA-NET Bioenergy

Basic Information


The objective of ERA NET BIOENERGY is to establish structural co-operation between national bioenergy research programmes in the member states. To support the implementation of the co-operation a direct step by step, pragmatic and flexible approach will be followed, leading towards pilots of transnational research. Based on experience gained a joint bioenergy research strategy will be developed, to ensure that the co-ordination action (CA) will lead to an on-going integration process lasting beyond the period of Community financial support. Involvement of high level management from each of the ERA-NET partners in the project will facilitate appropriate governance and the embedding of project results in the national research policies.

The main goals of the project are:

- Strengthened European efforts to realise the potential for renewable energy production from biomass and industrial production, by enhancing research co-operation and co-ordination on a European level through networking among bioenergy RTD programmes of national governments;
- Improved cost efficiency of the public funding and improved quality of programme results.

Research fields covered by the network

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

Is connected with

Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
14th Joint Call for Research and Development Proposals of the ERA-NET Bioenergy two-stages 20/10/2020 26/01/2021 08/06/2021 30/09/2021
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

10th Bioenergy Joint Call two-stages 12/10/2015 22/01/2016 30/05/2016  
9th Bioenergy Joint Call two-stages 11/11/2014 12/01/2015

Submitted: 38


Submitted: 10

8th Bioenergy Joint Call two-stages 10/02/2014 28/04/2014

Submitted: 11


Submitted: 4


Funded: 3

7th Bioenergy Joint Call two-stages 01/03/2013 13/05/2013

Submitted: 23


Submitted: 11


Funded: 2

6th Bioenergy Joint Call two-stages 01/03/2012 11/05/2012

Submitted: 25


Submitted: 13


Funded: 4

Joint Call 2010 between ERA-Nets WoodWisdom-Net 2 and ERA-NET Bioenergy two-stages 15/09/2010 01/12/2010

Submitted: 81


Submitted: 40


Successful: 13

Funded: 13