Catalysing European energy research for a climate-neutral society by 2050


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Full participants (33):

Associated participants (9):


Bioenergy currently provides more than 60% of renewable energy sources (RES) in Europe and is one of the key primary energy sources for 20% RES target in 2020. More than half of the current bioenergy is forest-based biomass, the growth will be based on forest, agricultural and algae type of biomass resources as well as on the biogenic fraction of municipal and industrial waste. Bioenergy is widely used for heat and power.
The current generation of biomass conversion technologies is expensive and uses feedstock that is associated with sustainability issues. To deliver on the targets of the SET-Plan and the 10% transport RES target in 2020, a next generation of more sustainable conversion technologies is required. These technologies require substantial resources to complete the various stages of the innovation process (R&D, pilot scale, demonstration scale, commercialisation).
The overall objective of this Joint Programme is to align pre-competitive research activities at EERA institutes to give a technical-scientific basis to further develop the next generation biofuels routes and to explore the possibilities for joint technology development. The more efficient use of R&D investments that this Joint Programme foresees contributes to an acceleration of the development of next-generation conversion technologies.


The EERA Bioenergy Joint Programme will develop new technologies and improve the competitiveness of next generation biofuels with four main sub-programmes:

  • SP1: Sustainable production of biomass
    Coordinator: Jean TAYEB,
  • SP2: Thermo-chemical processing of biomass into advanced biofuels and bio-based products
    Coordinator: Jaap KIEL,
  • SP3: Bio-chemical processing of biomass into advanced biofuels and bio-based products
    Coordinator: Francisco GIRIO,
  • SP4: Stationary bioenergy
    Coordinator: Berta MATAS GÜELL,
  • SP5: Sustainability/Techno-Economic Analysis/Public Acceptance
    Coordinator: Rita V. d’OLIVEIRA BOUMAN,


For further information about the Joint Programme please visit the EERA JP Bioenergy website