Bioeconomy in the North: 2nd joint call, deadline for proposal submission 4.5.2022
Uutinen - Julkaistu 25.1.2022
Bioeconomy in the North is a network of ministries and funding agencies from Canada, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden which coordinate their efforts to launch calls for R&D&I projects in the area of non-food / non-feed biomass resources exploitation.
The primary goal of the call is to support excellent research and innovation through transnational collaborations leading to new products, technologies and strategies that contribute to net-zero emission goals, involving the use of wood-based biomass resources in the Northern hemisphere.
Projects in the frame of the second call should significantly contribute to at least one of the two following topics:
- Forest Biorefineries – Process and materials innovation involving wood-based biomass in support of a circular bioeconomy
Proposals submitted under this topic should scientifically address at least one of the following aspects of biorefinery innovation:
1.1 Creation of novel forest biorefinery technologies and/or processes high added value refined forest bioproducts
1.2 Optimization of forest biorefinery processes (cost, energy and water consumption, raw material efficiency, bio-material recycling)
2. Innovation in solid wood products in support of a circular bioeconomy
Proposals submitted under this topic should scientifically address at least one of the following aspects of solid wood product (including engineered wood and composites) innovation:
2.1 Improvement of existing or creation of novel high-value structural wood products and/or related building systems
2.2 Development of sustainable and competitive production technologies for high-value structural wood-based products
2.3 Use of digitalization and functionalization to support value-added strategies for wood-based products
The deadline for proposal submission will be May 4th, 2022 – 13:00 CET.
Further information and instructions for applying on Bioeconomy in the North website.