LCE-19-2016-2017: Demonstration of the most promising advanced biofuel pathways

This program supports the demonstration and testing of new methods of advanced biofuel production. 

Activities supported 

The program supports the demonstration and testing of technologies that are already in the working prototype stage. Biofuels from starch, sugar and oil fractions of food/feed crops are excluded. The types of biofuel production pathways funded by this program:  

  • Biofuels from the carbon content in flue gases of industrial wastes through biochemical and/or biological conversion. 

  • Biofuels from aquatic biomass. 

  • Liquid biofuels from wastes and residues (forest, agricultural, the organic fractions of municipal and industrial wastes). 


The applicant must be a consortium of at least 3 different unrelated legal entities in 3 different Horizon 2020 affiliated countries.  


The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 10 and 15 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Funding rate is 70% for profit seeking organizations and 100% for nonprofits. 

Upcoming calls 

This program will have 1 more call on 2017 September 07 which has a budget of 15 million euros.