CCU enhanced Bio-Refineries in respect to Horizon 2020 work packages
(Framework Program for Research and Innovation 2014-2020)
EE 18 2014/2015: New technologies for utilization of heat recovery in large industrial systems, considering the whole energy cycle from heat production to transformation, delivery and end use
Surplus heat is produced in large quantities in many industrial processes but remains largely unutilised due to various technological, market and regulatory barriers. The huge potential for utilizing industrial surplus heat should be evaluated also in the context for the de-carbonization and resource efficiency of the energy supply and the potential of significantly reducing primary energy consumption. To minimize the economic costs of heat recovery, and prepare its integration into plant processes and organisation, technologies, new equipment and adaptable integration solutions should be developed and tested in real-world conditions.
LCE 1 - 2014: New knowledge and technologies
The technologies that will form the backbone of the energy system by 2030 and 2050 should provide more flexibility to the energy system and could help adapting to changing climatic conditions. New more efficient and cost-competitive energy technologies, including their supply chains, are required for the long run. Developments in sectors other than energy may provide ideas, experiences, technology contributions, knowledge, new approaches, innovative materials and skills that are of relevance to the energy sector. The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution fromthe EU of between EUR 2 to 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately.
LCE 8 – 2014: Local / small-scale storage
Electricity produced by variable renewable sources needs storage if other flexibility alternatives for the grids will not be sufficient or too expensive. Storage is not an aim in itself; it is one new link of our very complex energy chain. Therefore all close-to-market proposals should address this complex integration including the wholesale or retail markets, societal problems, novel business models, regulatory, legal or energy policy aspects. Energy storage in this context includes not only storage of electricity, but also flexibility provided through the integration of direct and indirect energy vectors out (hydrogen, synthetic methane or other energy)
LCE 12 – 2014/2015: Demonstrating advanced biofuel technologies
In the short-term and medium-term perspective, due to different issues biofuels are expected to be increasing contributors to the de-carbonization of the transport sector. In order to achieve the EU targets regarding RES and Fuel Quality Directives, new and advanced biofuels using sustainable feedstock need to reach the market, proving that advanced biofuels technologies, as identified in the Roadmap of the European Industrial Bioenergy Initiative (EIBI), are technically viable, environmentally and socially sustainable, and potentially cost-competitive at commercial scale, supported by the development of logistic systems for a sound, safe and sustainable feedstock supply. Proposals should bring technology solutions to a higher TRL level, aiming at moving technologies that reached already TRL 5-6 to TRL 6-7 through industrial demonstration projectsi.
LCE 17 – 2015: Highly flexible and efficient fossil fuel power plants
The output of wind and solar power is highly variable, and depends of factors such as weather conditions and time of day. With growing share of renewable power, in particular when having priority access to the grid, fossil fuel power plants have to increasingly shift their role from providing base-load power to providing fluctuating back-up power to meet unpredictable and short-noticed demand peaks, in order to control and stabilize the grid. Plants will be required to operate across the entire load range with high load-change velocities, and even operate in start/stop mode at minimal fuel consumption. Solutions with lowest greenhouse gas emissions per energy unit are preferred.
LCE 18 – 2014/2015 : Supporting Joint Actions on demonstration and validation of innovative energy solutions
The EU needs to bridge the gap between research and the market. Therefore different sources of private and public funding need to be brought together. Implementation needs to be increasingly based on partnerships that build the necessary scale and scope, and achieve greater impact from scarce public and private resources. The proposals should aim at coordinating the research efforts of the participating 'Competitive low-carbon energy' call or in the ‘Smart Cities and Communities’ call and to implement a joint transnational call for proposals resulting in grants to third parties with EU co-funding to fund multinational innovative research initiatives in this domain. Opening up demonstration facilities for practice-oriented education and training is encouraged.
SCC 1 – 2014/2015: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
68% of the EU population lives in urban areas (growing as urbanization continues) using 70% of the energy. There is a requirement for new, efficient, and user-friendly technologies and services, in particular in areas of energy, transport, and ICT requiring integrated approaches – from research and development of advanced technological solutions, to deployment –. Smart cities technologies will have to focus in commercial-scale solutions with high market potential in areas such as energy efficiency and optimization and integration of flows of goods (energy, people, data, etc.) better-informed citizens and sustainable energy systems. A powerful combination of this focus area and the EIP as a deployment mechanism will thus develop a strong pipeline of long-term, sustainable urban solutions in the EU, reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as in general improve the overall air quality. The EIP aims to accelerate the roll-out of innovative technologies and services, organizational and economic solutions, for urban applications, which ask for a cross-sectorial approach to support the Europe-wide deployment of Smart Cities solutions to bridge innovation gaps and stimulate the convergence between value chains in the energy, transport and ICT sectors. Actions and actors which can ensure the transferability of solutions ensuring coherence between regulation and standards policies and create the framework for replicability of solutions should be prioritized and rewarded.
SIE 2 – 2015: Fast track to Innovation Topic – Pilot
Under FTI pilot, proposals for innovation actions linked to any technology field will be invited, on the basis of a continuously open call (with its first cut-off date in 2015) and a bottom-up-driven logic. Time between a cut-off date and signature of the grant agreement or notification of the grant decision shall not exceed six months. No more than 5 legal entities shall participate in an action. The amount of the grant shall not exceed EUR 3 million. Proposals shall be ranked according to the impact, quality and efficiency of implementation and excellence, with the criterion of impact given a higher weighting.
B.2.: Competitive low-carbon energy technologies
Austrian Energy Agency is nominated as the national actor involved in transposition and implementation of the directive (Mariahilferstraße 136, 1150 Wien); Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (Bajkalska 27, 82799 Bratislava); Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (Ul. Nowowiejska 21/25, 00-665 Warszawa); Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade (Na Františku 32, 110 15 Praha); Danish Energy Agency (Amaliegade 44, 1256 Copenhagen K); Norway Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (Akersgt 59, PB 8148, 33 Oslo) and Gestore dei Servizi Elettrici – G.S.E. S.p.a (Viale Maresciallo, Pilsudski, 92 197 Roma)
B.2.6.: Realization of a reliable and stable energy supply systems integrating increasing share of variable renewable energy and storage
Realization of a reliable and stable energy supply systems integrating increasing share of variable renewable energy and storage Tasks for research and development lie for the most part in further cost reduction and development of new approaches in already towards functional maturity developed key technologies, like wind, solar, bio-energy. Economic analysis should detail the overall consequences of the massive influx of variable renewable energies in terms of compression effect, grid stability, merit order effect, strain on power lines and disruption of existing business models are analyzed at the different time horizons.
B.2.10.: Innovative Financial Instruments for First-of-a-kind Commercial Demonstration Projects in the field of Energy
Innovative Financial Instruments for First-of-a-kind Commercial Demonstration Projects in the field of Energy Most of the first-of-a-kind commercial demonstration projects proposed in the SET Plan have not yet received adequate financing in order to progress due to the risk level and financing volumes required. To solve the financing problem for moving innovative technologies risk analysis, risk assessment methodologies, and de-risking strategies and options as well as recommendations on how new financial instruments or modified existing ones can be used to remove this financing bottleneck are called for to complement the Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan roadmaps .
B.4.3.: Support to the Italian Presidency Conference on the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) 2014
Support to the Italian Presidency Conference on the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) 2014 Italy will be organising the EU Technology Summit 2014. The conference will take place in Italy during the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will be organized by ENEA (Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile; Lungotevere Thaon di Revel 76, 00196 Roma)