Call: CO2 reuse
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
|Description of programme |
"Horizon 2020 - Prizes"
|Horizon Prizes are challenge prizes (also known as 'inducement' prizes) which offer a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. They act as an incentive for innovation. They prescribe the goal but not who the innovator should be or how the goal should be achieved.|
|Link||Link to Programme|
|Description of call |
|Preventing dangerous climate change is a key priority
for the European Union. Europe is working hard to cut its greenhouse gas emissions substantially while encouraging other nations
and regions to do likewise. One way to help these efforts is to make use of the CO2 by integrating it in consumer products.
CO2 re-use technologies however are still facing a number of technical, commercial and/or financial barriers.
This inducement prize will therefore reward innovative products utilising CO2 that could significantly reduce the atmospheric emissions of CO2 when deployed at commercial scale.
The prize will induce actors in the field of CO2 utilisation to do more to enhance their processes and products so that they reduce atmospheric emissions of CO2. It aims also to mobilise and enhance private R&I investment, attract non-traditional players, create new partnerships and incentivise researchers and innovators to enhance efforts to abate emissions of anthropogenic CO2 to atmosphere.
The specific rules of the contest will be
published in 2016 by the European Commission, which will directly launch and manage the contest and award the prize based
on the judgement of independent experts.
The prize winner will be the entrant that has developed a product demonstrating, over the duration of the contest, the most significant and measurable improvements in the mass of CO2 utilised in it while overcoming technical, commercial and/or financial barriers. Efforts shall be replicable and scalable in order that the processes and products can be rolled out in the future. Clear commercialisation plans that are key to assuring medium-term benefits of the activities undertaken towards the prize will also have to be presented.
It is expected that
the prize will accelerate innovation in CO2 utilisation technologies, also in SMEs; facilitate discovering the real potential
of CO2 utilisation to contribute to climate mitigation; increase transparency about technology readiness, barriers, costs,
environmental performance and innovation needs; increase leverage of private finance for innovation; provide with new business
models and value chains in the CO2 utilisation sector.
This activity directly
aimed at supporting pilot activities is excluded from the delegation to INEA and will be implemented by the Commission services.
|Link||Link to Call|
|Thematic Focus||Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Natural Resources|
|Funding area|| Candidate
Potential Candidate Countries
EU Member States
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
|Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
|Eligible applicants||Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, , , Education and Training Centres, , Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, , International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), , , NGO / NPO, Public Services, Other, National Government, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association|
|Applicant details|| The contest
is open to all legal entities (including natural persons) or groups of legal entities regardless of its place of establishment. |
Please note however that special rules apply for Israeli entities and for Crimean legal persons and that entities from non-EU Member States that are covered by Council sanctions are not eligible to participate. Contestants that have already received an EU or Euratom prize cannot receive a second prize for the same activities.
|Project duration min||3 months|
|Project duration max||12 months|
|Type of Funding||Prizes|
|Financial details||Call budget: 1 500 000 €.|
|Submission|| Applications must be submitted via the Participant Portal 'Submission Service', accessible via the contest page. |
In case of questions, please contact EC-CO2REUSE-PRIZE@EC.EUROPA.EU
|Contact Details||Link to the National Contact Point Finder.|