The vision of BRISK II is to establish a centre of excellence in the field of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels via the uniting of leading European research infrastructures. Building upon the success of its FP7 predecessor, BRISK II Networking Activities will consolidate knowledge in the field, reaching out to a wide set of stakeholders and potential users. Databases generated within the project will serve as a valuable resource for academia and industry. The business plan will boost momentum beyond H2020 so that the research infrastructures can be utilised between framework programmes or even independently. Joint Research Activities will yield a manifold improvement in the characterisation of feedstocks for thermochemical and biochemical conversion processes, tying micro-scale and macro-scale phenomena in novel ways. Enhanced measurement techniques will lead to significant gains in process flexibility and reliability. New biorefining approaches are intended to explore novel process combinations, ones that cannot be tested without a concerted effort between project partners. Assimilated data and knowledge will be input to simulation tools for use in a broad spectrum of analyses. Transnational Access supports the biofuels research community through the availability of high-quality installations within a well-structured framework. Strategic objectives of the project are centred on leveraging existing research infrastructures for the consolidation and sharing of knowledge with the European and international biofuels research communities. In this way national and regional initiatives can be channelled for achieving joint goals as described in the SET‐Plan and other strategic roadmaps. Strong links and outreach with European‐based universities, research institutes, and companies/SME’s ensure complete coverage of the knowledge triangle – education, research, and innovation – promoting economic growth and job creation in biofuels. Generated data will be openly available for exploitation, and existing system‐level modelling tools will be improved for analyses in technoeconomic, environmental, and policy aspects of advanced biofuels and their applications.
Consortium: KTH (SE), ASTON (UK), BE2020+ (AT), CENER (ES), CERTH (GR), WR (NL), ENEA (IT), KIT (DE), LNEG (PT), POLITO (IT), SINTEF (NO), TNO (NL), TUD (NL), TUG (AT), VTT (FI)