The Academy of Finland has decided to grant funding to five Finnish research projects under a biobased energy-themed joint call launched by the EU-funded ERA-NET network Inno Indigo.
The call closed in July 2016. The participating countries were Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, Belgium and India. From India both DST (Department of Science & Technology) and DBT (Department of Biotechnology) participated in the call. Altogether 31 international research consortia submitted applications and 29 included at least one Finnish party.
On 1 December 2016, the Academy of Finland’s subcommittee for the New Energy Academy Programme decided to grant funding to the following five projects:
- INDO-NORDEN, a project developing processes and practices for sustainable, biobased clean energy (PI Narasinha Shurpali, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio)
- LIGFUEL, a project focusing on the conversion of lignin into biofuel using microbes and bacteria (PI Ville Santala, Tampere University of Technology)
- IndZyme, a project aimed at developing the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into transport fuels via the biochemical route (PI Kristiina Kruus, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd)
- BiofFCFD, a project developing an accurate and validated ignition model for biodiesel fuels to understand biodiesel combustion and emission formation (PI Arkke Eskola, University of Helsinki)
- CONVER-B, a project developing efficient biomass conversion routes for biofuel production and utilisation (PI Ari Pappinen, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu)
Inno Indigo is aimed at enhancing research and innovation cooperation between India and Europe. The themes of the joint calls of Inno Indigo are selected based on the preferences of the participating countries and organisations.
- Programme Manager Tuomas Katajarinne, New Energy Academy Programme, tel. +358 295 335 067
- Funded projects
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