FACCE SURPLUS is an ERA-NET Cofund, formed in collaboration between the European Commission and a partnership of 15 countries in the frame of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI).

FACCE SURPLUS (Sustainable and Resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems) is committed to improve collaboration across the European Research Area in the range of diverse, but integrated, food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefining.

First call: 2015-2020

The application process consisted of two separate and consecutive steps: Pre-Proposal and full proposal.

  • Pre-proposal: This first step was opened on January 7, 2015 and closed on March 4, 2015.
    67 pre-proposals were submitted to this Call. In total 63 eligible proposals were evaluated by a panel of international experts and external reviewers using the Step 1 criteria set out on page 15 in the Call Announcement.
  • Full proposal: 28 proposals were invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline for full proposal submission was Monday September 14, 2015. 27 full proposals were submitted for the final evaluation by an international panel of reviewers, and among them 14 projects were chosen. 

The projects began in the beginning of 2016 and all projects must be completed by the end of April 2019. 

2nd FACCE SURPLUS Call: Small scale biorefineries

In January 2017, FACCE SURPLUS launched a second call for transnational research projects on "Small scale Biorefineries". The deadline for the submission of pre-proposals was March 7, 2017.

The deadline for full proposal submission was July 17, 2017.

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What is ERA-NET Cofund?

FACCE SURPLUS is an ERA-NET under the Cofund scheme of Horizon 2020 of the European Union.

The call for proposals is a joint call from the 21 collaborating countries and the EU for transnational research projects on the thematic area of sustainable and resilient agriculture, which falls within a core research theme of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE–JPI).

Further joint activities that go beyond this co-funded call are planned, in order to contribute to the establishment of a renewable bioeconomy in the ERA.

Read more about ERA-NET Cofund in Horizon 2020 here.

Project Coordinator

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

The Call Office, hosted by Projektträger Jülich, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany, is the central contact point for applicants regarding all technical and general issues of the submission.

The Call Office will be available in general during business days from 09:00 to 16:00 CET. Beyond this timeframe, it is recommended to contact the Call Office electronically via email: ptj-faccejpi@fz-juelich.de.