New sustainable biofuels technologies need to be developed that improve performance, notably with regards to the following sub-challenges:
- improving the technology competitiveness by upgrading the conversion efficiency and possibly diversifying the technology;
- improving the feedstock supply by reducing the supply costs and possibly diversifying the biomass feedstock.
The new developed technology pathways should improve the economic, environmental and social benefits of biofuels. Favourable energy and GHG balances are expected, as well as a significant cost reduction, which would permit these fuels to compete favourably with conventional biofuels. A favourable performance on secure and affordable energy supply and diversified, cheap feedstock supply are expected. In addition, positive impacts on enhancing Europe’s competitiveness should be anticipated where appropriate.
Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement:
Information on the outcome of single-stage evaluation: maximum 5 months from the deadline for submission.Signature of grant agreements: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.
Budget: 10,000,000 euro
Types of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
Deadline: 16 February 2016 17:00:00
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