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*** The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 8 July has been extended to 26 August 2022. All other call details remain unchanged. ***

The European Space Agency invites tenders for space acting for decarbonisation. This supports a study that will aid in understanding the opportunities for space upstream and downstream sectors in support of decarbonisation and guide the next steps on most relevant priorities and topics to be addressed. Focus areas are:

  • energy and utilities;
  • transport;
  • buildings;
  • industry;
  • food production.

Teams from companies or organisations registered in the following countries may apply: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Grants are worth up to €200,000 each.

Closing date: 26th Aug 2022

Link: https://business.esa.int/funding/invitation-to-tender/space-acting-for-decarbonisation

The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs invites tenders for its analysis of life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions and removals of EU buildings and construction call. Tenderers will analyse life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of EU buildings and construction.

Legal or natural persons based in EU member states or authorised countries under the WTO procurement agreement may submit bids.

The contract is worth €1.5 million for 30 months.

Closing date: 2nd Sep 2022

Linkhttps://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:342813-2022:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

Innovate UK, under the greenhouse gas removal demonstrators programme, invites applications for phase 1 of its monitoring, reporting and verification tools and techniques for land based greenhouse gas removal small business research initiative. This supports the development of innovative monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) tools, technologies and techniques that assess the effectiveness, integrity and longevity of land based greenhouse gas removal (GGR). The aim of the research is to increase in the credibility, confidence and uptake of land based greenhouse gas removal techniques, as well as to help in quantifying the greenhouse gases sequestered through land based GGR and understanding their permanence and security.

Projects should focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • quantification of sequestered greenhouse gases;
  • verification of sequestered greenhouse gases;
  • reporting of sequestered greenhouse gases;
  • security and permanence of the sequestered greenhouses gases.

The first phase of the project involves a technical feasibility study, with a subsequent prototype development and evaluation phase potentially following later.

Organisations of any size, working alone or with businesses, research organisations, research and technology organisations or third sector organisations as subcontractors, may apply.

The total budget for phase 1 is £375,000 to fund up to six projects. Grants are worth up to £75,000 each for up to three months.

Closing date: 07th Sep 2022

Link: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1210/overview/e1770a9c-e5dd-407e-b6f8-ad92da00f356

Innovate UK and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, through the industrial energy transformation fund, invite applications for their call for feasibility and engineering studies. This enables organisations to carry out feasibility and engineering studies into energy efficiency and decarbonisation to enable businesses to make investment decisions. Feasibility studies must investigate the technical, economic, and operational impacts of deploying a technology solution that improves the energy efficiency or reduces the greenhouse gas emissions within the applicant’s existing industrial process. Engineering studies must identify specific technical requirements to enable the business to arrive at an investment decision.

Project leads must be a registered business of any size based in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. They may collaborate with other businesses, academic institutions, charities, public sector organisations, research organisations or research and technology organisations based in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and must carry out all project work in these three countries.

Feasibility studies must have total eligible project costs of at least £30,000, while engineering studies must have total eligible project costs of at least £50,000. Funding is worth up to £7 million per project for feasibility studies and up to £14m for engineering studies. Funding amounts depend on the type of the organisation.

Closing date: 9th Sep 2022

Link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/industrial-energy-transformation-fund-ietf-phase-2-summer-2022

The British Ecological Society invites applications for its policy fellowship. This enables an ecologist to undertake a placement at a government department or agency in order to gain experience of working within government, improve their policy knowledge, develop their science communication skills and build professional networks. Possible work areas include the following:

  • quantifying the contribution that nature-based solutions can make to both protecting marine and

terrestrial stocks of carbon and enhancing them;

  • outlining the exposure of nature-based solutions to the impacts of climate change;
  • outlining the additional benefits of nature-based solutions in urban settings, notably health and wellbeing;
  • working closely with relevant NatureScot and Environment and Economy Leaders Group leads, as well as the Scottish Government on the implementation of the Scottish biodiversity strategy and the Scottish climate change adaptation programme.

Members of the society with at least two years of research experience post-PhD may apply. The fellow will remain employed by their home institution for the duration of the placement.

Fellowships are worth up to £20,000, and are intended to cover salary costs, travel and subsistence, including accommodation, and other related expenses. The duration of the fellowship is three to nine months.

Closing date: 17 Sep 2022

Link: https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/policy/opportunities/bes-policy-fellowship/

The Research Fund for Coal and Steel invites proposals for its call under its research programme. This supports research projects, pilot and demonstration projects and accompanying measures in the coal and steel sectors. Projects relating to coal may address the development of a power sector based largely on renewable energy, reinforcing current initiatives on cross-cutting climate and environment issues, the regions and sectors that are most affected by the transition, and protecting the citizens and workers most vulnerable to the transition. Projects relating to steel may address new and improved steel making and finishing techniques, research and technological development and the utilisation of steel, conservation of resources and improvement of working conditions. In addition, there is a specific focus on the decarbonisation and modernisation of the steel industry, and clean steel breakthrough technologies leading to a zero-carbon steel making process by 2030. Proposals should fall within one of the following topics:

Read more: Call for proposals – coal and steel, Research Fund for Coal and Steel, EU

The Research Fund for Coal and Steel invites proposals for its call under its research programme. This supports research projects, pilot and demonstration projects and accompanying measures in the coal and steel sectors. Projects relating to coal may address the development of a power sector based largely on renewable energy, reinforcing current initiatives on cross-cutting climate and environment issues, the regions and sectors that are most affected by the transition, and protecting the citizens and workers most vulnerable to the transition. Projects relating to steel may address new and improved steel making and finishing techniques, research and technological development and the utilisation of steel, conservation of resources and improvement of working conditions. In addition, there is a specific focus on the decarbonisation and modernisation of the steel industry, and clean steel breakthrough technologies leading to a zero-carbon steel making process by 2030. Proposals should fall within one of the following topics:

  • RFCS-2021 coal accompanying measures;
  • RFCS-2021 coal pilot and demonstration projects;
  • RFCS-2021 coal research projects;
  • RFCS-2021 steel accompanying measures;
  • RFCS-2021 steel pilot and demonstration projects;
  • RFCS-2021 steel research projects.

Any undertaking, public body, research organisation or higher and secondary education establishment, or other legal entity, including natural persons, established within the territory of an EU member state may apply. Legal entities based anywhere in the world may participate in projects without receiving funding.

Consortia for pilot and demonstration projects, as well as accompanying measures, must consist of a minimum of two independent legal entities established in at least two different EU member states. Consortia for research projects must consist of a minimum of three independent legal entities established in at least two different EU member states.

The total budget is worth €40 million. Grants last for between 18 and 42 months.

Closing date: 22 Sep 2022

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/

Nordic Energy Research invites proposals for its joint Baltic-Nordic energy research programme. This supports projects that strengthen the common Baltic-Nordic knowledge on future challenges and developments and that promote energy research in the Baltic and Nordic countries. The thematic scope of the call is limited to one or more of the four key areas of interest:

  • decarbonisation of the transport sector;
  • energy efficiency in buildings and industry;
  • energy system analysis;
  • challenges and opportunities for regional electricity grids.

Projects may be within the technical or natural sciences and social science-based research on energy. Projects should aim to address research questions from a Baltic-Nordic perspective and focus on regional perspectives or solve questions that will result in added Baltic-Nordic knowledge.

Consortia partners based in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the autonomous areas of Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Åland Islands, as well as in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, may apply. Partners outside the Nordic and Baltic countries may participate but are not eligible for funding. Applicants must be based at HEIs, other research institutions, public or private enterprises or other organisations with a strong research focus. It is encouraged to include partners from industry and non-governmental partners, however these must not lead the project. The project manager must be an established senior researcher at the host institution.

The total budget is worth NOK 5.25 million and aims to support three projects, each worth up to NOK 1.75m over up to two years.

Closing date: 22nd Sep 2022

Link: https://funding.nordforsk.org/portal/#call/2345/details

The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking invites applications for HORIZON-JTI-CBEJU-2022 – open call for proposals. This supports projects focusing on production of bio-based chemicals, materials and products, other than biofuels and bioenergy, food and feed, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Funding is available under the following topics:

  • HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IA-01 – biogenic carbon capture and use for circular bio-based products;
  • HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IA-04 – co-processing of mixed bio-based waste streams;
  • HORIZON-JU-CBE-2022-IAFlag-01 – maximum valorisation of sustainably sourced bio-based feedstock in multi-product, zero-waste, zero-pollution biorefinery;

Depending on the topic, proposals must take the form of coordination and support actions or research and innovation actions. Coordination and support actions require one or more legal entities established in an EU member state, Horizon Europe associated country or, in exceptional cases, another third country. Research and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities; each established in a different EU member state or Horizon Europe associated country. Participants from selected LMICs are automatically eligible for funding. Participants from other countries may participate at their own cost.

The budget is €120 million.

Closing date: 22nd Sep 2022

Link: https://www.cbe.europa.eu/open-calls-proposals

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency, under the programme for environment and climate action (LIFE), invites proposals for its climate change mitigation call. This supports projects that contribute to the socially just and sustainable transition towards a climate neutral economy by 2050 and to reaching the EU emission reduction target for 2030. The specific objectives are to support the following:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, including the reduction of use of fluorinated greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances;
  • enhance the functioning of the Emissions Trading System and which have an impact on energy and greenhouse gas intensive industrial production;
  • increase the generation and use of renewable energy and improvement of energy efficiency;
  • develop land and sea management practices which have an impact on emissions and removals of emissions, conservation and enhancement of natural carbon sinks.

Applicants must be legal entities established in EU member states, countries associated to the LIFE programme or countries that are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement. Other entities may participate in other consortium roles. Entities from other countries are exceptionally eligible if the granting authority considers their participation essential for the implementation of the action. Projects must relate to activities taking place in eligible countries.

The total budget is €29 million to cover approximately 14 projects with budgets of €1m to €5m each over two to 10 years. Funding is worth up to 60 per cent of eligible costs.

Closing Date: 4th Oct 2022

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/life-2022-sap-clima-ccm

Horizon Europe: Innovative Europe, under the European Innovation Council, invites applications for its pathfinder – challenge driven call. This supports new, cutting-edge directions in science and technology to disrupt a field and a market or create new opportunities by realising innovative technological solutions to selected challenges. Challenges are:

  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-01 – carbon dioxide and nitrogen management and valorisation;
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-02 – mid to long term and systems integrated energy storage;

Proposals may be submitted by a coordinator on behalf of a consortium that includes at least two independent legal entities or by a single legal entity.

The indicative budget is €167 million and grants are worth up to €4 million each. Projects may be eligible for a further €50,000 to undertake complementary activities or eligible to submit a proposal under the accelerator fast-track scheme.

Closing date: 19th Oct 2022

Link: https://eic.ec.europa.eu/eic-funding-opportunities/eic-pathfinder_en

Horizon Europe, under Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness, and its climate, energy and mobility cluster, invites applications for HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02 — sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply. This supports projects that contribute to the goal of a more efficient, clean, sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply through new solutions for smart grids and energy systems based on more performant renewable energy solutions. Funding is available under the following topics:

  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02-01 - digital solutions for defining synergies in international renewable energy value chains;
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02-02 - AU-EU energy system modelling;
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02-03 - innovative renewable energy carrier production for heating from renewable energies;
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02-04 - technological interfaces between solar fuel technologies and other renewables;
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02-05 - renewable energy carriers from variable renewable electricity surplus and carbon emissions from energy consuming sectors;
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02-06 - direct renewable energy integration into process energy demands of the chemical industry;
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02-07 - renewable energy incorporation in agriculture and forestry;
  • HORIZON-CL5-2022-D3-02-08 - demonstration of complete value chains for advanced biofuel and non-biological renewable fuel production.

Proposals must take the form of research and innovation actions, or innovation actions. Research and innovation actions and innovation actions require participation by at least three legal entities; each established in a different EU member state or Horizon Europe associated country. Participants from selected LMICs are automatically eligible for funding. Participants from other countries may participate at their own cost.

The budget is €99 million. Grants are worth up to €10m each.

Closing date: 27th Oct 2022

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/

A number of grant opportunities, including Early Career Fellowships, visiting Professorships etc.

Deadlines and more information

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Applications for fellowships at all levels are now open. There is a new framework which removes closing dates and eligibility requirements based on years of experience, and establishes a person specification against which applicants will be judged.

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Deadline: apply any time

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help SME businesses in Scotland become resource efficient and create a more circular economy. Sectors of interest include the bioeconomy (food & drink) and energy infrastructure (oil & gas decommissioning, renewables, transmission).

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New Horizon 2020 Calls of relevance to CCS are mainly part of the LCE (Low-Carbon Energy) section. Find general information about the H2020 programme and how to seek funding here.

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