Transnational Access

So far 81 applications for transnational access have been conditionally or fully approved. Applications are welcome until 2022. Biofuels researchers can apply to BRISK2 at any time whilst the project is active. Some installations have now completed their hours. For up to date installation availability, please visit the facilities page

ExCo Amsterdam
BRISK2 partners met again in November 2018 in Amsterdam to review progress in all project Work Packages. BRISK2 is on track and meeting current targets. It hasn’t yet exceeded the cap on non-EU transnational access visitors, and as such all facilities will continue to remain open to non-EU applicants. The next General Assembly meeting is scheduled for June 2019 in Turin.

Joint Research Activities

Across the Joint Research Activities, BRISK2’s partners are busy developing:

  •  Integrated multi-scale characterisation of new feedstocks for thermochemical and biochemical conversion processes
  •  Advanced measurement techniques for enhanced process flexibility and reliability
  •  Innovative biorefining approaches for sustainable biobased products
  •  System simulation tools for comprehensive modelling of biomass conversion and biorefinery

The Round Robin is ongoing, with the same experiments replicated in facilities across the infrastructure. More tests are scheduled for 2019. ECN part of TNO has also been busy updating the Phyllis database, which is part of BRISK2’s protocols, databases and benchmarking activities. Using this well known publicly available online tool, it is now possible to download biomass properties in both pdf and excel versions, and waste is also now included. The database is available at:

BRISK2’s revamped website

The BRISK2 website has been upgraded to showcase the fantastic case studies now coming in from all the successful Transnational Access visits across Europe, open access events and more. Some of these are included from page 4.
BRISK2 facilities information, rig lists and transnational access contact details have been updated for 2019.
Brand new partner profiles are also coming to the BRISK2 website . Explore the facilities and find up to date BRISK2 opportunities online now. Visit