Research Facility Network Catalyses Europe’s Biomass Potential
(CORDIS/Phys.Org) Completed in September 2015, the four-year BRISK project brought together 26 partners from across Europe – various academic and research institutions – to establish a highly visible network of demonstration rigs.
‘Many SMEs and students don’t have access to these facilities,’ explains project coordinator Professor Andrew Martin from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. ‘The BRISK project sought to open up these rigs to the whole research community, to overcome fragmentation and enable new feedstocks to be tested.’
More than 200 individuals from 26 European countries were able to carry out experiments on second generation biofuels at these facilities, helping to boost Europe’s competitiveness in the global bioeconomy. Indeed, such has been its success that efforts are already in place to find a successor to BRISK. READ MORE