The FNR’s “Renewable Resources” funding program is an important and helpful program for German agriculture and forestry and for downstream companies in the bioeconomy.
Maximum grant per company: Usual amounts 300,000 euros.
Flat rate: 100% of the personnel costs
Subsidy: approx. 30-50 %
Funding provider: Federal Government -> FNR (Agency for Renewable Resources)
Program budget: approx. 80 million euros.
Funding topics: Research, development and demonstration projects: Sustainable production of renewable resources, raw material and residual material preparation and processing, bio-based products and bioenergy sources, see below
Eligible to apply: SMEs and large companies
Formats: In-house and consortia
Application: Two-stage, consecutive or on notices
Requirements: The project meets the objectives of the funding program, there is considerable federal interest, see guidelines for details.
Difficulty level: Medium
Funding priorities of the “Renewable raw materials” funding program:
Breeding to improve the yield and quality characteristics of raw material plants
Sustainable material flow management for the optimal supply of biogenic resources
Concepts for sustainable production and utilization of renewable raw materials with special consideration of the resource water
Strengthening sustainable forestry to safeguard forest functions
Development of innovative conversion processes based on renewable raw materials
Decentralized production of recyclable materials in aquatic systems
Optimizing the use of biogenic waste materials and tapping recycling potential
Development of sustainable heat supply concepts as well as construction and insulation materials for buildings
Processing biogenic raw materials into intermediate and especially end products
Development of technologies and systems for bioenergy production and use
Flexible and efficient bioenergy plants for the production of renewable energy sources (electricity, heat and mobility).
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