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"Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge" (BRISK)

PhD student, Paula Blanco Sanchez of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) was awarded to carry out experiments at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Petten, through an initiative called “Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge“(BRISK).

BRISK provides access at any of the 26 partners’ facilities via Transnational Access, to conduct experiments in laboratories located outside your home Country. Topics include thermal biomass conversion, biofuels and catalysis etc. Partners and facilities available can be accessed on the website (

The project covers the cost of travel and subsistence and will pay for the costs of access and support for participants based in eligible countries (up to €1,400). You must contact the proposed host before submitting an application to discuss ideas and make provisional plans.


  • Individuals or teams of researchers are eligible to apply
  • Users should have at least a BSc in a relevant Science or Engineering Discipline. The infrastructure for transnational access must be based in a country outside that of the user’s own organization
  • Priority is given to users who normally do not have access to similar research infrastructure within the country that he/she is based
  • First-time users to the given infrastructure are prioritized
  • Applications on the relevant form must be submitted to the Coordinator at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The application form and FAQ is available on the BRISK website
( You can also get access to a Rig database to check the facilities available and the characteristics.