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'Bioenergy Sustaining the Future' - 3rd competition launched

Our third Bioenergy Sustaining the Future (BESTF) competition launched in December and we’re once again looking for UK industry to lead or participate in innovative and collaborative bioenergy projects.

We’re looking for projects that are close to commercialisation but that require support to take the final step across the ‘valley of death’. This last step may be all that is needed to de-risk investment by private investors and see the projects up and running in a commercial environment. The BESTF3 scheme will provide financial support to successful consortia that can deliver innovative solutions by 2020.

Up to €21 million of public funding is available, including a €7 m contribution from the European Commission. Up to €6 m of this could be available to UK industry.

Successful projects need to involve at least two partners from participating EU member states. Join our LinkedIn group to begin networking and communicating with prospective partners.

Previous BESTF schemes have offered support to nine successful European consortia to take their innovative bioenergy projects to a demonstration phase. More details on the successful projects can be found on the BESTF website.

Missed our briefing event on the 1 December? Catch-up here. If you’re interested in applying or to find out more about the scheme, please visit the BESTF website.