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 invited year round and are pooled for assessment twice a year in April and October. Individuals or groups of researchers at any stage in their career from industry and academia are welcome to enquire.

Please note, because of current world events resulting from the Corona Virus, applications sent in over the next few weeks and months will be considered from October 2020. 

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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

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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 27, 2020Future of Bioenergy and Biorenewables WorkshopOnline
November 2- 4, 2020BioMarket Insights (Synbio & World Bio combined)Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 3- 4, 2020SynBio Markets 2020Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 17 - 19, 2020Argus Biofuels LiveOnline
November 24- 25, 2020European Biosolids & Bioresources Conference
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK
November 25, 2020Don't waste, invest! BioEnergy InternationalOnline
December 11 - 13, 2020Fifth International Online Conference on Reuse and Recycling of Materials Kerala, India
January 22, 2021The Future of Energy Policy in WalesOnline
February 24 - 26, 2021World Sustainable Energy DaysWels, Austria
March 23 - 24, 2021International Biomass Congress & ExpoBrussels, Belgium
May 23 - 26, 2021International Conference on Engineering Future FoodNapoli, Italy
April 25 - 30, 2021PYRO 2020Ghent, Belgium
June 2 - 4, 2021Plant Based SummitReims, France
June 2 - 4, 2021European Biomass to Power 2020Manchester, UK
September 6 - 8, 2021International Conference on Renewable Resources and BiorefineriesAveiro, Portugal

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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