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BRISK II – Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge II

The overarching objective and vision of BRISK II is to establish a centre of excellence in the field of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuels via the uniting of leading European research infrastructures. Through an integrated approach the entire value chain is represented: from the first preparation of the biomass feedstock, to conversion, then treatment and finally through to efficient utilization. Traditional and novel biogenic sources including marine biomass are in focus for user-driven investigations with a wide spectrum of powerful and, in many cases, unique laboratory-based and pilot-scale equipment. Activities will serve to strengthen academia-industry cooperation, spurring innovation towards the advancement of fundamental and applied research in thermochemical and biochemical biomass conversion and biorefinery.

Funded by:

Horizon 2020

Time period: 1 May 2017 – 1 May 2022

Project partners:

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Coordinator)


BIOENERGY 2020+ GMBH (Austria)


CERTH (Greece)


ECN part of TNO (Netherlands)

ENEA (Italy), The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

LNEG (Portugal)

Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

SINTEF AS (Norway)

TUDelft (Netherlands)

The Graz University of Technology (Austria)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)


European researchers need effective and convenient access to the best research infrastructures in order to conduct research for the advancement of knowledge and technology. The aim is to bring together, integrate on European scale, and open up key national and regional research infrastructures to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development.

Aim and objectives

Strategic objectives of the project are centered on leveraging existing research infrastructures for the consolidation and sharing of knowledge with the European and international biofuels research communities. In this way national and regional initiatives can be channeled for achieving joint goals as described in the SET-Plan and other strategic roadmaps. Strong links and outreach with European-based universities, research institutes, and companies/SME’s ensure complete coverage of the knowledge triangle – education, research, and innovation – promoting economic growth and job creation in biofuels. Generated data will be openly available for exploitation, and existing system-level modelling tools will be improved for analyses in technoeconomic, environmental, and policy aspects of advanced biofuels and their applications.


Case studies of performed transnational access are available on BRISK II website


All the BRISK II publications can be found in our website

Project contact persons

BRISK II Project Coordinator

BRISK II Project Vice-coordinator and Coordinator of Transnational Access

Recycling of end-of-life wind blades through renewable energy driven molten salt pyrolysis process
I-UPS — Innovative High Temperature Heat Pump for Flexible Industrial Systems
FLUWS — Flexible Upcycled Waste Material based Sensible Thermal Energy Storage for CSP
STAMPE – Space Turbines Additive Manufacturing Performance Evaluation
Digital Twin for smart grid connected buildings
PED StepWise — Participatory Step-by-Step Implementation Process for Zero Carbon District Concepts in Existing Neighbourhoods
ADiSS — Aeroelastic Damping in Separated Flows
MERiT — Methane in Rocket nozzle cooling channels - conjugate heat Transfer measurements
CARE – Cavity Acoustics and Rossiter modEs
SCO2OP-TES – sCO2 Operating Pumped Thermal Energy Storage for grid/industry cooperation
POWDER2POWER (P2P) – MW-scale fluidized particle-driven CSP prototype demonstration
eLITHE – Electrification of ceramic industries high temperature heating equipment
DETECTIVE – Development of a Novel Tube-Bundle-Cavity Linear Receiver for CSP Applications
USES4HEAT – Underground Large Scale Seasonal Energy Storage for Decarbonized and Reliable Heat
ADA – Aggressive Duct Aerodynamics
VIFT — Virtual Integrated Fan and Turbine
HECTAPUS — Heating Cooling Transition and Acceleration with Phase Change Energy Utilization Storage
SUSHEAT — Smart Integration of Waste and Renewable Energy for Sustainable Heat Upgrade in the Industry
Analysis of PV system in Sweden
EVAccel — Accelerating the Integration of Electric Vehicles in a Smart and Robust Electricity Infrastructure
Towards Sustainable Energy Communities: A Case Study of Two Swedish Pilot Projects
HYBRIDplus – Advanced HYBRID solar plant with PCM storage solutions in sCO2 cycles
SHARP-SCO2 – Solar Hybrid Air-sCO2 Power Plants
RIHOND – Renewable Industrial Heat On Demand
A turnkey solution for Swedish buildings through integrated PV electricity and energy storage (PV-ESS)
A new standard methodology for assessing the environmental impact of stationary energy storage systems (LCA-SESS)
EleFanT – Electric Fan Thruster
Circular Techno-Economic Analysis of Energy Storage– IEA Annex Co-coordination
Optimization of Molten Salt Electric Heaters
FLEXnCONFU: Flexiblize Combined Cycle Power Plants through Power To-X Solutions using Non-Conventional Fuels
ARIAS - Advanced Research Into Aeromechanical Solutions
PILOTS4U – A network of bioeconomy open access pilot and multipurpose demo facilities
Cavity Purge Flows inside axial turbines
Effective thermal storage systems for competitive Stirling-CSP plants
ENFLOW: Energy flow metering of natural and biogas for residential applications
H2020 Pump Heat
BRISK II – Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge II
Improved flue gas condensate treatment in MSW incineration via membrane distillation
Integrated modelling and optimization of coupled electricity and heating networks
Membrane distillation for advanced wastewater treatment in the semiconductor industry
Microgrid for Tezpur University
Smart and Robust Electricity Infrastructure for the Future