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BBSRC-FAPESP (Brazil) joint call in advanced biofuels

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Call status: Closed
Previous call: 22 October 2014 – 25 November 2015


The State of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)


To advance the excellent scientific relationships developed between UK and Brazilian scientists and encourage new partnerships to develop integrated biorefinery approaches for the manufacture of advanced biofuels, producing industrially relevant scientific outputs which can be taken up by a global industry.

Key aims

Joint UK-Brazil projects of significant scale, and up to 5 years duration, have been encouraged to address challenges such as:

  • Enzyme design and development
  • Control and/or optimization feedstock attributes
  • Development of novel high-yielding fermentative organisms

Related calls: collaboration industrial biotechnology international partnerships