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.

The current call closes 15 October 2019.

Apply to BRISK2


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

WP7 Joint Research Update

This joint research update comes from Carl Safi and Wim Mulder from WP7, Biorefining Approaches. Carl and Wim are based at the Wageningen University & Research Centre in the Netherlands. WP7 has recently been focusing on investigating new pre-treatment and...

WP6 Joint Research Update

Members from BE2020+, ECN and CERTH and TUG at the labs of TU Graz: from left to right: Jacqueline Lagler, Lukas von Berg, Peter Sommersacher, Timotheus Tsiotsias, Stefan Martini, Tzouliana Kraia,, Johan Kuipers, Marco Geusebroek, Gernot Pongratz and Andrés Anca-Couce

WP4 Joint Research Update

This update is by Lydia Fryda, leader for WP4, Protocols & Benchmarking. Lydia is based at ECN>TNO, the Netherland's Organisation of Applied Scientific Research, which merged with Energieonderzoek Centrum  in 2018. LNEG focused on gathering and preparing...

EUBCE 2019 Student Award

won by Lukas von Berg from the Institute of Thermal Engineering at TU Graz University, Austria

WP5 Update September 2019

The report below is by Stefan Retschitzegger, Work Package 5 leader, from Bioenergy2020+ at Graz University of Technology in Styria, Austria. In order to reduce dependence on fossil resources, new biomass feedstocks need to be developed to produce biobased-materials...

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 7-9, 2019 World Congress ISWABilbao, Spain
October 8-11, 2019
Argus Biofuels Conference
London, UK
October 9-11, 201912th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate ChangeAthens, Greece
October 22-23, 2019International Biofuels, Biogas & Biomass Congress & ExpoBrussels, Belgium
October 23-24, 2020Renewable Energy in Sustainable District Heating/Cooling SystemsSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
October 25-27, 2019BIT's 3rd International Biotechnology Congress-19Singapore
October 30-31, 2019
Lignofuels Americas
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
October 30-November 1, 2019
Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference
San Francisco, USA
November 4-5, 2019
Conference on Environmental Projection and Climate Change
Barcelona, Spain
November 4-5, 20193rd International Conference on Renewable & Non Renewable Energy Sources (Renewable Energy 2019)Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 18-19, 2020 SynBio Markets Berlin, Germany
November 19-20, 2020 European Biosolids & Organic Resources Manchester, UK
November 20-21, 2019Power On GasCopenhagen, Denmark
November 27-28 Asian Biomass to PowerKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
February 19-20, 2020 Biofuel & Bioenergy Conference Dubai, UAE
February 26-27, 2020 Lignofuels 2020 Helsinki, Finland
March 4-6, 2020European Pellet ConferenceWels Austria
March 19-20, 2020International Conference on Biofuels & BioenergyBerlin, Germany
April 20-22, 2020
Scholars International Conference on Catalysis and Chemical Engineering
Rome, Italy
April 20-22, 2020 Argus Biomass Conference
London, UK
April 24-25, 2020
International Conference on Green Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development
Wuhan, Hubei, China
April 27-30, 2020 EUBCE 2020 Transition to a BioeconomyMarseille, France
July 13-16, 2020 WasteEng 2020 Guelph, Canada

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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