Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR, Agency for Renewable Resources) is Germany’s central coordinating agency for the promotion of renewable resources. Founded in 1993 by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) which funds its activities, FNR is in charge of managing a practice-, problem- and result-oriented pool of activities. The main tasks of FNR’s 80 employees are to implement the R&D programme “Renewable Resources” on behalf of the BMEL, and to assist the Federal Government in all issues concerning renewable biological resources. In addition, FNR collects and collates data on industrial processes and technologies as well as from science and economy and provides analyses of and reports on political framework conditions and other non-technical developments on EU and national level. This ensures a broad, diversified advisory and information service for industry, agriculture, administration, universities, research institutes, innovative SMEs and other interested parties.
FNR’s contact person for BESTF3 is: Carina Lemke.