Basic Information

Aim of the joint call The present call for proposals aims at improving collaboration and cooperation across the European Research Area in the areas of diverse, but integrated, food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefining. It aims as well at supporting innovation and value creation from biomass and biorefineries in synergy with the environmentally sustainable intensification of agricultural and other biomass production taking into account the required economic, environmental and social conditions and resilience to climate change.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 07/01/2015
Deadline Pre-Proposal 04/03/2015 Submitted proposal: 67
Deadline Full-Proposal 15/09/2015 Submitted proposal: 27
Evaluation End Date 03/12/2015 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 14
Is call co-funded? Yes
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Biotechnology
  • Environment
  • Food, agriculture and fisheries
  • Government and social relations
  • Industrial production
  • Socio-economics sciences and humanities
Type of research n/a
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
  • Other
Participating networks

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
Belgium Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT)
Belgium National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
Belgium Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF/IPE)
Denmark Innovation Fund Denmark (Innofond)
Estonia Ministry of Rural Affairs (MEM)
European Union European Commission (EC)
Finland Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM)
France National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
France National Research Agency (ANR)
Germany Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
Germany Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Italy Ministry of Agricultural food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF)
Italy Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)
Netherlands Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Poland National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Spain National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA)
United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
Agronickel Developing Ni agromining on ultramafic land in Europe 01/02/2016 30/04/2019 9
BarPLUS BarPLUS: modifying canopy architecture and photosynthesis to... 01/03/2016 28/02/2019 5
BioC4 New integrative sustainable system from C4 photosyntetic mis... 01/02/2016 30/04/2019 5
INTENSE Intensify production, transform biomass to energy and novel ... 01/03/2016 28/02/2019 8
MISCOMAR Miscanthus biomass options for contaminated and marginal lan... 01/06/2016 31/05/2016 3
OLIVE-MIRACLE ModellIng solutions for improved and Resilient mAnagement st... 01/05/2016 30/04/2019 4
PREAR Predicting and enhancing the Resilience of European Agro-eco... 01/02/2016 30/04/2019 4
SUSTAg Assessing options for the SUSTainable intensification of Agr... 01/04/2016 31/03/2019 7
SidaTim Novel Pathways of Biomass Production: Assessing the Potentia... 01/05/2016 30/04/2019 6
SustainFARM Innovative and sustainable intensification of integrated foo... 01/03/2016 28/02/2019 7
Sweedhart Separation of weeds during harvesting and hygienisation to e... 01/05/2016 30/04/2019 4
TSARA Targets for Sustainable And Resilient Agriculture 01/09/2016 31/03/2019 4
VITAL Viable InTensification of Agricultural production through su... 01/05/2016 30/04/2019 5
VitiSmart Toward a sustainable viticulture: Improved grapevine product... 01/02/2016 30/04/2019 16