The Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR) is promoting the use of agricultural and forest resources on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).
FNR is the central coordinating agency in Germany for the funding of research, development and demonstration projects. As part of the funding programme „Renewable Resources“ and the „Directive on Bioenergy Demonstration Projects”, the BMEL, through FNR; funds about 600 research, development and demonstration projects on renewable resources each year.
By means of various publications and events, FNR not only ensures that specialists can keep up-to-date with the latest scientific developments, but also increases public awareness of renewable resources. The FNR´s advisory services focus on bioenergy, building and home service and a service especially for communities that are interested in the usage of bioenergy and products from renewable resources. On European level FNR is coordinating several EU-projects in the field of renewable resources.
Especially for biobased raw material, several action areas are defined, from the development of research up to the assembly of a biopolymer network.