ClimateXChange research is funded in three ways:

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs) who work in Universities and have individual work plans agreed with the relevant Scottish Government policy division, see our Areas of expertise
  • Dedicated CXC resource through SEFARI – Scotland’s environment, food and agriculture research institutes, which are independent research organisations funded to do applied and strategic research for the Scottish Government’s rural affairs, food and environment portfolio
  • A commissioning budget, used for projects where we do not already have expertise through the above funding streams

PDRF grants, our commissions and vacancies in the secretariat will be advertised on this page.

Invitation to quote:

Potential contribution from bioenergy to Scotland's energy system 

We are inviting quotes for a study into the potential contribution of bioenergy to Scotland’s energy system. 

The Scottish Energy Strategy, published in December 2017, commits the Scottish Government to developing a bioenergy action plan. The aim of this  research project is to: 

  • understand the potential future contribution of bioenergy to Scotland’s energy system up to 2030, and
  • inform the development of the Scottish Government’s policy position on bioenergy.

The research should assess the potential of various bioenergy dependant technologies, both today and out to 2030, in terms of their cost, scale, efficiency, stage of development and sustainability, and their ability to meet Scottish electricity, heat and transport demand. In doing so, the research should draw on examples from Scotland, UK and internationally that indicate the potential evolution of the relevant technologies.

Quotes must be received by noon on Friday 18 May 2018

Read Invitation to Quote

Read Research Specification