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1 BioEnergy Sustaining The Future (BESTF) SET Plan Conference 8 th May 2013 Dr Megan Cooper, BESTF co-ordinator Joint European Actions In Support of the SET-PLAN

2 What? Why? Mechanism Objectives Scope Call procedure Call status What next? Agenda

3 What is BESTF?(1) A trans-national programme to support Bioenergy demonstrator projects that are close to commercialisation Denmark Navarra Germany Portugal UKSweden Finland Switzerland

4 What is BESTF? (2) SET Plan European Industry Bioenergy Initiative Plan to accelerate the development and deployment of cost-effective low carbon technologies Industrial initiative launched under the SET Plan which aims to: enable commercial availability of advanced bioenergy at large scale by 2020 strengthen EU technology leadership ERA-NET Plus - Bioenergy Demonstrations of the EIBI Output from EIBI implementation plan addressing: joint strategic planning and programming for Bioenergy projects accelerated development / deployment of innovative Bioenergy technologies

5 Why BESTF?(1) 20% of energy needs from renewable sources by 2020 EU targets Achieving GHG emission savings of 60 % for bio-fuels and bio-liquids 20% GHG reduction 1990/2020 Low carbon energy that is sustainable, secure and competitive 10% of energy for transport from renewable sources by 2020

6 Why BESTF? (2) Bioenergy Can contribute towards greenhouse gas savings Non- intermittent energy supply Used for heating & cooling, electricity production or transport Diverse sources contribute to a diversified energy mix that improves energy security Boost to various economic sectors eg agriculture, forestry, waste management, transportation and storage

7 Mechanism for BESTF Enable the EC to support the organisation of joint calls between national research programmes by topping-up joint trans-national funding with Community funding Aid the creation and establishment of technologies to adapt the current energy system into a more sustainable one, less dependent on imported fuel. FP7 ERA-NET Plus scheme

8 BESTF Objectives Launch a transnational call for bioenergy demonstrator proposals Provide finance and managerial support to collaborative bioenergy demonstrator projects

9 BESTF – Call scope (1) Thermo-chemical value chains Bio-chemical value chains Pictures from EBTP website:

10 BESTF – Call Scope (2) Projects funded by BESTF initiative will: Align with one or more of the EIBI 7 value chains Be at an appropriate stage of development, enabling commercial deployment after 3-4 years Be industry-led and involve partners from at least 2 participating member states

11 Call procedure Single call for applications 2 stage evaluation National eligibility Transnational evaluation Proposals assessed using criteria based on EIBI guidance High quality proposals will be supported with funding from: national budget EC contribution industry matched funding

12 Call Status(1) Pre-Announcement Stage 1 deadline Projects start Stage 2 deadline January th August th March th January 2013 November 2012 Call launch National eligibility checks

13 11 Proposals received covering various technologies: Gasification, pyrolysis, fermentation, anaerobic digestion, torrefaction, continuous fractionation All value chains represented Countries represented: UK, Finland, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland Total grant applied for: 59,296,533 Call Status(2)

14 What next? Proposals will be assessed for national eligibility Eligible proposals will be invited to Stage 2 Proposals will be updated according to Stage 1 feedback International expert panel assessment Proposals ranked in order of technical excellence Proposals will be funded based on: Technical ranking National budget (including EU top-up)

15 Evaluation Criteria Stage 1 eligibility is assessed in accordance with national procedures 2 stage evaluation criteria include: o Fit to call o EU dimension and industrial leadership o Project set up o Innovation o Quality of technological concept o Risk analysis (economical and technical) o Implementation potential o Sustainability o Future market deployment of concept o Strong business case o Impact, dissemination, exploitation plan and knowledge sharing o Societal issues

16 The total public funding (EU and national/regional) available for this action is up to 49M Euro National funding conditions apply Public funding is only available for proposers from the BESTF partner countries/regions It is advisable to contact the national (regional) funding agency at an early stage of the proposal. Funding conditions

17 More information BioEnergy Sustaining The Future Megan Cooper (DECC) ; Ewa Bloch (TSB) +44 (0) ;


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