El próximo 7 de enero de 2015 se lanzará la convocatoria FACCE–SURPLUS, para financiar proyectos de I+D europeos en colaboración en el ámbito de agricultura sostenible para sistemas alimentarios y no alimentarios.
Aim and scope of the call
The present call for proposals aims at improving collaboration and cooperation across the European Research Area in the areas of diverse, but integrated, food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefining. It aims as well at supporting innovation and value creation from biomass and biorefineries in synergy with the environmentally sustainable intensification of agricultural and other biomass production taking into account the required economic, environmental and social conditions and resilience to climate change.
The scientific scope of the present call for proposals addresses collaborative projects in three research areas which are incorpo-rated into the following three subthemes of this call, namely:
Spatial targeting of land use to increase biomass production and transformation, stimulating the growth of systems for the efficient utilisation of green (plant) biomass cascading through novel transformation.
Developing markets for a wide range of products and services generated through integrated food and non-food systems.
Sustainable intensification of integrated food and non-food systems of agriculture, by developing integrated, systems-based approaches to land management.