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Phase I

Phase I

BioEnergy Call

The 1st Coordinated Call under the ERA ARD was to contribute to exploring the opportunities and threats that bioenergy production poses for the rural poor in terms of food security, poverty alleviation and rural development and to investigate how bioenergy production influences land use and affects natural resources.

ERA-ARD partners committed a total of over € 2 million into funding transnational bioenergy projects. Researchers and research consortia were invited to submit proposals addressing one or more of the following topics:

  1. Bioenergy production and food security
  2. Bioenergy production and poverty alleviation and rural development
  3. Bioenergy production and natural resources (land, water, ecosystems, biodiversity)


Bioenergy projects were to consider key social, economic and ecological consequences of the rapid development of bioenergy and specifically focus on the challenges and issues faced at the household level by the rural poor in countries on the DAC List of ODA Recipients”.

Research proposals could address both existing options for bioenergy production with first generation technology and future options with second-generation biofuels.

Contact points of the Call Secretariat

Alex Percy-Smith (Coordinator for International Relations)
Aarhus University
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Forsøgsvej 1
DK-4200 SLAGELSE
Denmark
Telephone: +45 89 99 37 10
Mobile: +45 20 72 75 09
E-mail: alex.percysmith@agrsci.dk

Call Tool Box

Here you can find a series of files that may be useful when you are preparing a proposal.

  1. Overview of committed funds
  2. DAC List of ODA Recipients
  3. Can funds from one country be used to cover costs incurred by research consortium partners from other countries? Find information in the attached file below.
  4. Country specific information
  5. A description of the Evaluation process
  6. Terms of Reference for the Coordinated Call Steering Committee (CCSC) & the Call Secretariat (CS)
  7. List of Members of the Coordinated Call Steering Committee (CCSC)


Read more in the attached documents:

  • Commitment for website as of 22.10.2008.doc
  • DAC List of ODA Recipients OECD list 37954893.pdf
  • Funds to Suppport which Countries for website 01.09.2008.doc
  • France - Règles nationales.pdf
  • Netherlands - National Regulations.pdf
  • Poland - Regulation of the Minister of Finance of 9th May 2008.pdf
  • Poland - Regulation of the Prime Minister of 16th November 2007.pdf
  • Spain - National Regulations.doc
  • Switzerland - Country specific information.doc
  • UK - Country specific information.doc
  • Evaluation Step 1 Formality Check.doc
  • Evaluation Step 3 Scientific Evaluation by Peer Review.doc
  • ToR for CCSC and CS for website 15.08.2008.doc
  • List of Members of the CCSC for website 03.11.2008. doc

Useful links

Date

Description

Links & Attachments

26.08.2009

Global-Bio-Pact (FP7, under negotiation): Global Assessment of Biomass and Bioproduct Impacts on Socio-economics and Sustainability (Including Case studies in LA, Africa and Indonesia

http://www.globalbiopact.eu

Poster Global-Bio-Pact (pdf)

26.08.2009

BioTop provides a broad overview of the existing biofuels sector in Latin American counties. Key focus of the project is the identification and assessment of improved 1st and 2nd generation biofuel conversion technologies.

http://www.top-biofuel.org

26.08.2009

This conference is organised in the framework of the project COMPETE (Competence Platform on Energy Crop and Agroforestry Systems for Arid and Semi-arid Ecosystems – Africa) co-financed by the European Commission under the 6th Research Framework Programme. For more information of the COMPETE project, please visit the website

http://www.compete-bioafrica.net

05.06.2009

Bioenergy Fact Sheet 1/2009 by German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)


http://www.wbgu.de/wbgu_home_engl.html

WBGU Bioenergy factsheet (pdf)

26.01.2009

Policy Brief from the Sussex Energy Group “Current biofuels: bridge or obstacle to sustainable next generation technologies?” by Markku Lehtonen

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/sussexenergygroup/

Policy Brief (pdf)

26.01.2009

2nd Annual Biofuel Summit in Singapore 25th – 27th May 2009 “Leading the way to optimize results from Biofuel form of renewable energy”

http://www.salvoglobal.com/biofuelssummit/edm/index.html

26.11.2008

A workshop report on the 'Sustainable biofuel production in tropical and subtropical countries' was carried out by an external contractor and managed by the Policy Department for Economic and Scientific Policy at the request of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Workshop report (pdf)

19.11.2008

The FAO Inter-Departmental Working Groups on Bioenergy and on Biotechnology invite you to join an e-mail conference they are organizing entitled: "The role of agricultural biotechnologies for production of bioenergy in developing countries" and to forward the information to other interested parties. This moderated conference runs from 10th November to 7th December.

http://www.fao.org/biotech/Conf15.htm

06.11.2008

The ACP Science and Technology Programme is an ACP-EU co-operation programme in the field of science and technology. It is funded by the European Union (from the IXth European Development Fund and the European Union’s General Budget BL 21.031700) and implemented by the ACP Secretariat.

http://www.acp-st.eu

26.09.2008

A very interesting development is underway in West-Africa. In order to tap the rapidly growing global market for biomass and to strengthen local energy security, West-African countries are launching the 'African Miscanthus Plantations' project or 'Plantations Africaines de Miscanthus' - PAMI

http://news.mongabay.com/bioenergy/2007/04/west-africa-launches-african-miscanthus.html

List of National Contact Points

Austria

Elfriede FUHRMANN
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Stubenring 1
A-1010 Vienna
Austria
 
Telephone
+43 17 1100 6817 (office)
+43 6 642 349 027 (mobile)
Telefax
+43 17 1100 2142
Email   Elfriede.FUHRMANN@lebensministerium.at
Website  

Belgium     


Eva NOVEMBER
Royal Museum for Central Africa- Development Cooperation
Leuvensesteenweg 13
B-3080 Tervuren
Belgium

Telephone: +32 2 769 57 76 (office)
Telefax: +32 2 769 54 32
e-mail: eva.november@africamuseum.be
website: www.africamuseum.be

Denmark

Alex PERCY-SMITH
Aarhus University
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Research Centre Flakkebjerg
Forsøgsvej 1
DK-4200 SLAGELSE
Denmark

Telephone
+45 89 99 37 10 (office)
+45 20 7 275 09 (mobile)
Telefax
+45 89 99 35 01
Email alex.percysmith@agrsci.dk
Website

France

Jean-Michel SERS
Cirad
TA-A-DIR/PS3
F-34398 Montpellier Cedex 5
France
 
Telephone  
+33 4 67 61 75 67
Telefax
+33 4 67 61 56 59
Email jean-michel.sers@cirad.fr
Website www.cirad.fr

Germany

Marc BERNARD
Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE)
Unit 421
Deichmanns Aue 29
53179 Bonn-Mehlem
Germany / RFA

Telephone  
+49 228 6845 3736
Email marc.bernard@ble.de
Website: http://www.ble.de

Hungary

Evelin HUGYECZ
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Department for Agriculture
Research, Biotechnology and Bioenergy Division
H - 1860 Kossuth Lajos tér 11
Hungary
 
Telephone  
+ 36/1-301-4709
Telefax  
+ 36/1-301-4813
Email HugyeczE@fvm.hu
Website

Italy

Elena Ferretti
IOA
Via A. Cocchi, 4
I- 50131 Firenze
Italy
 
Telephone  
+ 39 055 5061299 (office)
Telefax  
+ 39 055 5061333
Email elferretti@virgilio.it
Website  www.iao.florence.it

Lithuania

Jurgita LIAUGMINE
Science and Training Division
Ministry of Agriculture
Vilnius
Lithuania
 
Telephone  
+370 (5) 2398 474
Telefax  
Email   JurgitaL@zum.lt
Website

Netherlands

Sander VAN OPSTAL
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Department of Knowledge
P.O. Box 482
NL-6710 BL EDE
The Netherlands
 
Telephone  
+31 318-822921(office)
+31 6-40547712 (mobile)
Telefax   +31 318-822550 (office fax)
Email   a.j.f.m.van.opstal@minlnv.nl
Website

Poland

Anna GORCZYNSKA
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Department of Agricultural Extension, Education and Science
30, Wspólna Street
00-930 Warsaw
Poland
 
Telephone  
+48 22 623 26 80 (office)
+48 500 04 18 09 (mobile)
Telefax  
+48 22 623 16 27 (office fax)
Email  Anna.Gorczynska@minrol.gov.pl
Website  www.minrol.gov.pl

Slovenia

Erika GLASENCNIK
Office for International Co-operation and European Affairs
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Trg OF 13, SI - 1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
 
Telephone  
+386 1 478 46 19
Telefax  
+386 1 478 47 19
Email  erika.glasencnik@gov.si
Website www.mvzt.gov.si

Spain

María Teresa DOBAO
INIA
Ctra. La Coruña km 7,5
28040 Madrid
Spain

tel: +34 91 347 87 60
fax: +34 91 347 39 31
e-mail: mtdobao@inia.es
website: www.inia.es

Switzerland

Manfred KAUFMANN
North-South Centre ETH Zurich
Scheuchzerstrasse 7
CH-8092 Zurich
Switzerland

tel: + 41 44 632 35 39 (office)
+41 79 446 11 07 (mobile)
fax: + 41 44 632 15 89
e-mail: mkaufmann@ethz.ch  
website: www.northsouth.ethz.ch  

UK     

Neil CRAWFORD
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon SN2 1UH
United Kingdom

Telephone
+ 44 1793 413 337
Telefax  
Email neil.crawford@bbsrc.ac.uk
Website  www.bbsrc.ac.uk