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Biofuel Business Programme Funding and Legislation. 26 th May 2011 Lidia Krzynowek. Aim. We aim to increase the competitiveness of Scottish SME’s through engagement with sustainable biofuels. We work with - SME’s based in Lowland and Upland Scotland

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Biofuel business programme funding and legislation

Biofuel Business ProgrammeFunding and Legislation

26th May 2011

Lidia Krzynowek


Biofuel business programme funding and legislation

Aim

We aim to increase the competitiveness

of Scottish SME’s through engagement with sustainable biofuels.

We work with - SME’s based in Lowland and Upland Scotland

We utilise – Academic expertise of BfRC and other key stakeholders

We focus on- sustainable biofuels – produced from biomass waste e.g. Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Biobutanol, Biogas


Why engage with biofuels opportunities for your business

Why engage with biofuels ? Opportunities for your business

  • Cutting Costs e.g. savings on landfill tax, tax credits under enhanced capital allowances scheme

  • Competitive edge for your business- prepare your business for Low Carbon Economy

  • Development of new products and processes

    for biofuel industry

  • Improving environmental performance

    of your company

  • Complying withlegislation

  • Improving the imageof your Business


How we can support your business

How we can support your business?

  • by providing clear and easy to understand information about biofuel technologies, legislation and funding. (events, fact sheets and case studies)

  • by facilitating networking with key stakeholders in biofuel industry and academia (networking events, newsletter, direct mailing)

  • by directly engaging with businesses (tailored advice, free consultation, mini KT projects)

  • by offering access to funding through our £5k Feasibility Fund for SME’s


Feasibility fund general

Feasibility FundGeneral

  • Aim of the Fund

  • to assists SMEs in gaining access to academic expertise of BfRC for a biofuel related development study. (If the project falls out with the Biofuel Research Centre expertise, an alternate academic partner may be identified)

  • Eligibility for the funding

  • Industry partner – only SME’s (companies with less than 250 employees and turnover less than €50million)

  • What projects are we interested in?

  • Projects with potential to enhance or create new product or processes

  • Innovative project, step change for the company

  • Contributing to the Scottish economy in terms of BioFuel related research


Feasibility fund finance

Feasibility FundFinance

  • grant up to a maximum of £5000

  • requires match funding from SME’s ( 10%-50% in- kind or cash)

  • eligible cost- project research staff costs, consultancy cost, consumables for the laboratory studies

  • ineligible cost- SME day to day staff cost, overheads, SME in house development, training, travel, equipment cost and other operational cost out side of the scope of the project.


Feasibility fund application process

Feasibility FundApplication Process

  • Step 1- Meeting with the BBP team – scoping the project, assessing eligibility for funding, identifying Academic partner

  • Step 2- SME’s filling in the application with BBP assistance

  • Step 3 – Assessment of the application and answer to the company within 3 weeks

  • Step 4 – Project Starts

  • Step 5 – Project research report

  • Step 6 – End of the Project report

  • Step 7- Case study


Projects supported

Projects Supported

Lab Work

  • waste streams analyses to identify appropriate biofuel channel (economic and energy potential) e.g. Annandale Distillery, EAE, Ingenza)

  • test your products and processes supporting biofuel production e.g. Stratus Energy, M Power World, Veolia Outsourcing Ltd, Fiberphotonics LTD

    Desk Based Research

  • Scoping studies and market research for new products and technologies for biofuel production

  • Economic and environmental evaluation of biofuels production from different feedstock e.g. Cree8

  • Legislation and policy mapping


Engaging with us

Engaging with us?

Biofuel Business Programme

Biofuel Research Centre

Edinburgh Napier University

Sighthill Campus, Edinburgh.

Tel : 0131 455 2217

[email protected]

www.napier.ac.uk/bbp


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