Apply to BRISK2

Boost your biofuels research with one of our 15 project partners

Funded by EU Horizon 2020, BRISK2 aims to improve the success of international biofuels research and  implementation.

BRISK2’s main activity is to provide researchers from around the world with access to biological and thermal biomass conversion facilities across Europe by facilitating Transnational Access (TA).

Eligible researchers can apply to utilise the unique facilities and expertise of any BRISK2 research partner outside of their home country. Funding is available for short-term experimental research visits, along with a capped grant for travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Applications are assessed all year round and individuals or groups of researchers at any stage in their career from industry and academia are welcome to apply. Where travel is not available we may be able to accommodate virtual visits. Our teams of experts at any of our facilities will conduct the experiments on your behalf and send you your results. Furthermore, should your engagement result in a paper, we will assist in open access publications.

Further information is available on our Apply page, applications submitted after 15th September 2022 will not be considered.


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Step 1

Identify the host organisation/project partner and rig you wish to use by exploring BRISK2’s rig list. Contact the project partner directly to discuss the viability of your visit, using the Partner Contacts List.


Step 2

Complete the Transnational Access Application Form. Email your completed form to the host organisation for approval. Make sure you begin discussions with your host partner at least 28 days before the application deadline


Step 3

After it has been approved by your host organisation, submit your completed application form  using the online submission form. Then sit back and wait for a response from BRISK2 project coordinators KTH.

 Opportunities include


Free Use of Equipment


Free Access to Expertise


Free Travel & Accomodation

Latest BRISK2 News

Georgios Varvoutis

We are Ph.D students at the University of Western Macedonia in Kozani, Greece and our research field is the study of processes for thermochemical energy conversion. Upon recommendation from one of our colleagues, who had previously collaborated with members of CENER,...

Athanasios Lampropoulos

We are Ph.D students at the University of Western Macedonia in Kozani, Greece and our research field is the study of processes for thermochemical energy conversion. Upon recommendation from one of our colleagues, who had previously collaborated with members of CENER,...

Aya Ibrahim

I had a pleasant and fruitful collaboration with WUR team (Wageningen Food & Biobased Research). My points of contact were Dr. Carl Safi and Dr. Ben van den Broek. The objectives of the project were met and all the analysis were delivered on time. I received the...

Samuel Okon-Edem

My transnational access (TA) visit with BRISK2, titled “Biodiesel production from sunflower oil and palm oil with ethanol using Rhizopus oryzae as whole-cell biocatalyst”, was virtually carried out from September 20th to October 1st (2 weeks) at the Biorefinery and...

Tina Baur

I am from the University of Ulm in Germany and took part in the BRISK2 transnational program to conduct experiments in the labs of SINTEF in Trondheim. My goal was to perform batch fermentations with recombinant and native propionate-producing anaerobic bacteria to...

Rishabh Golcha

I had a very enriching experience during the Transnational Access with Brisk2. As part of the visit, I worked with the Membrane Distillation Rig at the HPT lab in KTH. This rig is useful in separation of various liquid-liquid mixtures and as part of the visit, I was...

Our Partners and Facilities

BRISK2 provides access to unique biofuels research equipment across its infrastructure until 2022. Find out more below…

Explore Our Facilities

BRISK2 has 55 installations with a wide range of biofuels research equipment available via Transnational Access. Use our quick search facility to find the equipment you need, or download the full rig list for more detailed rig specifications

Discover Our Partners

BRISK2 has 15 project partners located in 11 countries across Europe, from both academia and industry. Discover the wide ranging expertise available within the research infrastructure, with opportunities for collaboration and career development.

Begin Your Application

The call for Transnational Access proposals is open now, with applications pooled for assessment in April and October. Apply for yourself or your team’s funded BRISK2 biofuels research visit in Europe in just a few simple steps.

Summer Schools & Workshops

BRISK2 will be running a series of open access summer schools and workshops until 2022, which are free to attend for biofuels researchers from across the world. They provide a great opportunity to improve your understanding of conversion processes, with presentations and interactive seminars delivered by our biofuels experts. It’s also a unique opportunity to develop your biofuels research and development network. Sign up for the newsletter for upcoming BRISK2 event announcements.

International Bioenergy Events

Biofuels and bioenergy conferences, exhibitions and courses regularly take place across the world. No matter where you are in your career, this international events list can help you build your knowledge and network.

Please note: The events listed below have been brought to BRISK2’s attention. BRISK2 and associated partners cannot accept responsibility for their content or organisation.

October 4 - 7, 2021ISWA Word CongressAthens, Greece
October 5 - 6, 2021Future of Biofuels 2021Copenhagen, Denmark
October 10 - 15, 202116th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment SystemsDubrovnik, Croatia
October 18 - 20, 2021World Bioeconomy ForumBelem, Brazil and Online
October 27 - 29, 2021ABLC 2021San Francisco, USA
October 31- November 3, 2021Sustainable Technology and DevelopmentShenzhen, China
November 9 - 11, 2021Argus Biofuels Europe and Asia MarketsOnline
November 16 - 17, 2021European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference & ExhibitionNewcastle, UK
November 17 - 18, 2021Bioenergy Congress, Biomas SustatinabilityLondon, UK
November 17 - 18, 2021Renewables: Health, Safety and SustainabilityOnline
November 17 - 18, 2021Biodiesel 2022Rome, Italy
February 22 - 24, 2022Catalysis and Chemical EngineeringSan Francisco, USA
February 23 - 24, 2022European Biomass to Power 2020Rome, Italy
March 9 - 10, 2022GASSIFICATION 2022Lyon, France
March 15 - 16, 2022Biofuels International Conference & ExpoBrussels, Belgium
May 9 - 12, 2022EUBCE, 29th European Biomass Conference & ExhibitionTBC
May 15 - 20, 2022PYRO 2022Ghent, Belgium
June 5 - 8, 2022IConBM, International Conference on BiomassNaples, Italy

Aysel Elik

BRISK2 Participant
“BRISK2 project gave me the opportunity to access to unique equipment and gain knowledge in the field of the biomass processing”

Dr. Yeshui Zhang

BRISK2 Participant
“I would like to recommend anyone who works in the pyrolysis or gasification area to join BRISK2, It is a great opportunity for the early career researcher to gain more experiences and share ideas with talented researchers across Europe.”

Yan Moiseev

BRISK2 Participant
“BRISK2 is a great opportunity for students like me to get experience working with equipment they do not have access to, and get the taste of cooperation with well experienced professionals from other countries.”

Biofuels Research Infrastructure

This project has received funding
 from the European Union’s Horizon
2020’s research and innovation
programme under grant agreement
number 731101.

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