Applicants still have until 7 September to submit project proposals aiming to demonstrate innovative renewable energy technologies under the EU’s Horizon 2020 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy' Work Programme.
The total available budget is €105 million, divided between the following nine topics of the Competitive Low-Carbon Energy call for research and innovation proposals:
- Reducing the cost of photovoltaic electricity
- Near-to-market solutions for reducing the water consumption of concentrated solar power plants
- Near-to-market solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes
- Demonstration of large >10MW wind turbine
- 2nd generation of design tools for ocean energy devices and arrays development and deployment
- Easier to install and more efficient geothermal systems for retrofitting buildings
- Enhanced Geothermal Systems in different geological conditions
- Demonstration of the most promising advanced biofuel pathways
- Enabling pre-commercial production of advanced aviation biofuel
The calls are open to any legal entity in a country eligible for Horizon 2020 funding.
Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are Associated Countries of Horizon 2020, which means they can participate in the programme under the same conditions as EU Member States, while Azerbaijan and Belarus are among the approximately 130 developing countries automatically eligible for funding.