Grants Funding Available


Demonstrating Offshore Production of Green Hydrogen

open  The European Commission’s “Strategy to Harness the Potential of Offshore Renewable Energy for a Climate Neutral Future expects renewable energy projects to become increasingly important in most sea basins in Europe, including innovative projects such as offshore hydrogen production.

Opened: 31 Mar 2022

Closes: 20 Sept 2022

Design and Industrial Deployment of Innovative Manufacturing Processes for Fuel Cells and Fuel Cell Components

open Fuel cells offer the highest electrical efficiency for conversion of chemically stored energy. They can significantly contribute to an efficient use of produced hydrogen carriers and to the reduction of overall CO2 emissions.

Opened: 31 Mar 2022

Closes: 20 Sept 2022

Design for Advanced and Scalable Manufacturing of Electrolysers

open The huge leap expected in the evolution of water electrolyser technology can be performed only by reaching significant technical and economic targets. The European Hydrogen strategy targets 6 GW installed electrolyser capacity by 2024 ramping up to 40 GW electrolyser capacity by 2030.

Opened: 31 Mar 2022

Closes: 20 Sept 2022

Development and Optimisation of Reliable and Versatile PEMFC Stacks for High Power Range Applications

open Developing and deploying cost-competitive and mature Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology by 2030 is crucial for reaching EU’s aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining economic growth.

 

Opened: 31 Mar 2022

Closes: 20 Sept 2022

Integration of Multi-MW Electrolysers in Industrial Applications

open This flagship project is expected to pave the way for further large-scale integration of electrolyser systems in industrial applications in the framework of fully commercial operations.

Opened: 31 Mar 2022

Closes: 20 Sept 2022

Scaling Up of Cells and Stacks for Large Electrolysers

open This topic concerns the research and development of much larger cells and stacks for water electrolysers than the current State of the Art (SoA). By upscaling electrolyser cells and stacks, economies of scale can be realised in manufacturing and more compact installations can be achieved

Opened: 31 Mar 2022

Closes: 20 Sept 2022

Demand Response in Energy-Efficient Residential Buildings

open The goal of this grant is to address the large but untapped potential of the residential sector for Demand Response with a view to support the energy transition at system level while respecting user privacy, comfort and ownership.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Development and Pilot Demonstration of Heat Upgrade Technologies

open This topic aims to satisfy the need for low-medium temperature heat in the relevant industrial sectors, by upgrading lower temperature heat flows

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Development of High Temperature Thermal Storage for Industrial Applications

open This topic aims to satisfy the need for decoupling the heat generation from the heat use in continuous or non-continuous industrial processes.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Digitalisation of Battery Testing, From Cell to System Level - Including Lifetime Assessment

open Digitalisation of battery testing will lead to an acceleration of the battery development time, a higher quality of the battery assessment, and an improvement of the battery design itself and a better estimation lifetime.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Embedding Smart Functionalities Into Battery Cells

open Batteries are operating in different conditions and although preventive approach during battery operation is a must, we need to develop curative functionalities which would enable battery operation in different non-ideal conditions while being transparent through the nasty chemical environment of the cell.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Interface and Electron Monitoring for the Engineering of New and Emerging Battery Technologies

open This topic should support the development of novel experimental and computational techniques targeting the time and length scales of interface reactions in a battery cell.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Next Generation Technologies for High-Performance and Safe-by-Design Battery Systems for Transport and Mobile Applications

open Batteries are key for a climate neutral transport sector. Projects are expected to develop innovative battery systems technologies that will benefit several transport and mobile applications.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Physics and Data-Based Battery Management for Optimised Battery Utilisation

open Battery management plays an essential role by ensuring an efficient and safe battery operation.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Smarter Buildings for Better Energy Performance

open Improvement and cost-reduction of technologies to predict, assess, monitor and control in real time the energy performance of buildings, including energy efficiency, renewables, storage and their optimisation.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Streamlined Collection and Reversed Logistics

open Within next several years, the amount of EoL batteries will surge, transforming the recycling and battery value chain in general. It is important to develop efficient recycling chain and processes able to meet these upcoming amounts of diversified waste streams.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Sustainable Processing and Refining of Battery Grade Graphite

open For synthetic graphite, by-products of oil distillation are used as the starting point, followed by calcining, milling, shaping and graphitisation. This process produces high quality anode graphite.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Towards Creating an Integrated Manufacturing Value Chain in Europe: From Machinery Development to Plant and Site Integrated Design

open In order to build globally competitive Li ion battery (LIB) cell production plants in Europe, all the production value chain from machinery to plant and site development and optimisation is expected to be considered holistically, from machinery development to plant and site integration and optimisation.

Opened: 28 Apr 2022

Closes: 06 Sept 2022

Improving Food Systems Sustainability and Soil Health with Food Processing Residues

open  The predominantly linear economic models of food production are unstainable and heavily rely on finite and scarce resources, such as phosphorus and water.Food systems actors need to recognise that the re-use of water and food by-products is key to achieve circularity in the industry and contribute to soil health.

Opened: 12 May 2022

Closes: 27 Sept 2022

Innovations for Soil Improvement From Bio-Waste

open  There is no life without soils. If soils are healthy and sustainably managed, they provide food, clean water, habitats for biodiversity and other important services while contributing to climate resilience

Opened: 12 May 2022

Closes: 27 Sept 2022

Improving and Upscaling Primary Prevention of Cancer Through Implementation Research

open Investments are needed to establish, scale-up or improve primary cancer prevention programmes.

Opened: 24 May 2022

Closes: 07 Sept 2022

Innovative Renewable Energy Carrier Production for Heating from Renewable Energies

open Looking for businesses who demonstrate cost-effective and energy, catalyst and equipment material-efficient transformation of renewable energy into renewable energy carriers for heating, while ensuring very good combustion properties.

 

Opened: 26 May 2022

Closes: 27 Oct 2022

Renewable Energy Incorporation in Agriculture and Forestry

open Meeting local and seasonal energy demands in agriculture and forestry with optimum agricultural and forest waste management and use while reducing the associated emissions is essential.

 
 

Opened: 26 May 2022

Closes: 27 Oct 2022

Development and Validation of Processes and Tools Used for Agile Certification of ICT Products, ICT Services and ICT Processes

FORTHCOMING In order to foster the application of security standards, agile certification and continuous assessment of cyber resilience systems, actions will cover the harmonising, packaging and distributing of certification processes.

 

Opened: 30 Jun 2022

Closes: 16 Nov 2022

Improved Monitoring of Threats, Intrusion Detection and Response in Complex and Heterogenous Digital Systems and Infrastructures

FORTHCOMING Digital infrastructures together with their connected devices are characterised by complex interdependencies involving various physical and logical layers and connecting a wide range of legacy IT solutions and innovative technologies.

 

Opened: 30 Jun 2022

Closes: 16 Nov 2022

Public Spaces Are Protected While Respecting Privacy and Avoiding Mass Surveillance

FORTHCOMING In recent years, the number of different tools for the surveillance of public spaces has been growing at massive pace in most European cities. CCTV-systems in public spaces are the most evident examples. They have been expanded in terms of quantity  quality and also scope.

 

Opens: 30 Jun 2022

Closes: 23 Nov 2022

Transition Towards Quantum-Resistant Cryptography

FORTHCOMING During the next decades the European Union should seize the opportunities that quantum technologies will bring. The advent of large-scale quantum computers will compromise much of modern cryptography, which is instrumental in ensuring cybersecurity and privacy of the digital transition.

 

Opens: 30 Jun 2022

Closes: 16 Nov 2022

Trustworthy Methodologies, Tools and Date Security "By Design" for Dynamic Testing

FORTHCOMING Trustworthy methodologies and tools for advanced analysis and verification, and dynamic testing of potentially vulnerable, insecure hardware and software components calls for good practices for system security.

 

Opened: 30 Jun 2022

Closes: 16 Nov 2022

Efficiency Boost of Solar Thermochemical Water Splitting

closed  In order to ramp up renewable hydrogen production in the future, a suitable portfolio of diverse technologies is needed to serve the expected growing demand for different applications and markets. 

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Validation of a High-Performance Hydrogen Liquefier

closed Hydrogen liquefaction is an energy intensive process and current liquefaction plants rely on technologies and materials that need energy efficiency improvement and cost reduction to lower the overall hydrogen liquefaction cost and activate the LH2 market at a competitive price in the near future.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Increased Hydrogen Capacity of GH 2 Road Trailers

closed Due to its low volumetric density, hydrogen presents major challenges for transportation and distribution. Currently, compressed hydrogen transport faces limitations which inhibits its potential to become a widespread energy carrier.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Development and Validation of Pressurised High Temperature Steam Electrolysis Stacks

closed It is expected that this topic will provide breakthrough and game changing technologies for energy efficient pressurised hydrogen production using Proton Conducting Ceramic Electrolysis (PCCEL) and contributing to the overall objective of the SRIA of the Clean Hydrogen JU.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Development of Low Temperature Water Electrolysers for Highly Pressurised Hydrogen Production

closed Low temperature water electrolysers are expected to produce hydrogen at high pressure, accelerating the adoption in several applications such as gas grid injection, as well as utilisation in the chemical industry and at hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS), circumventing the initial compression stages.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Bringing Green Hydrogen MW Scale Off Grid Installations Closer to Technical and Financial Maturity

closed Off-grid locations offer an attractive opportunity to incorporate new Renewable Energy Sources (RES) into the energy system without requiring an electricity grid infrastructure to connect the electrolyser system; and in addition grid fees are avoided.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Sampling Methodology and Quality Assessment of HRS

closed In order to contribute to the 2030 Climate plan, the ‘Fit for 55’ climate action plan and Green Deal, it is of the utmost importance that the quality of hydrogen fuel dispensed at the Hydrogen Refuelling Station (HRS) is meeting the applicable requirements.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Development and Validation of Pressurised High Temperature Steam Electrolysis Stacks - Solid Oxide Electrolysis

closed Hydrogen compression requires energy, which negatively affects overall process efficiency and hydrogen molecule final cost. Pressurised electrolysis has the potential to provide an efficient solution at reduced cost.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Scaling-Up Technologies for SOEL

closed To decarbonise industries, but also as an energy vector, hydrogen can play a major role, but its production needs to be scaled up in the GW scale.

 

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Innovative and Optimised MEA Components Towards Next Generation of Improved PEMFC Stacks for Heavy Duty Vehicles

closed  Hydrogen as fuel in transportation has significant advantages compared to pure battery electric propulsion. Improvements of SoA components of MEAs represent a major opportunity for both increasing the areal power density and long-term durability of PEMFCs.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Large Scale Demonstration of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propelled Inland Waterway Vessels

closed  The new targets of the Green Deal and the Fit for 55 package open new perspectives for accelerated development of inland water transportation using renewable hydrogen.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Development and Optimisation of a Dedicated Fuel Cells for Aviation: Disruptive Next-Gen High Temperature Fuel Cells Technology for Future Aviation

closed  The use of Fuel Cells enables the generation of electricity aboard the aircraft from hydrogen and oxygen emitting only water and heat as by-products. 

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Large Scale Demonstration of European H2 Heavy Duty Vehicle Along the TEN-T Corridors

closed  Hydrogen has proven to be the alternative to conventional ICE operated on fossil fuels, especially for long range and flexible zero emission (ZE) Heavy-Duty (HD) mobility, where direct electrification with large batteries cannot meet the intensive usage and payload requirements.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Research & Innovation Co-Operation with Africa on Hydrogen

closed  The aim of this research is to gain a better understanding and identify the necessary measures to be taken, to create enabling conditions for the development of renewable hydrogen technology and market.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Development of Novel or Hybrid Concepts for H2 Compression Systems at Real-World Scale

closed  Interest for hydrogen as an energy carrier is growing and receiving support in different sectors at an unprecedented rate. 

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Development and Optimisation of a Dedicated Fuel Cells for Aviation: From Dedicated Stack (100s kW) up to Full System (MWs)

closed  The use of fuel cells enables the generation of electricity aboard the aircraft from hydrogen and oxygen emitting only water and heat as by-products. 

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Hydrogen and H2NG Leak Detection for Continuous Monitoring and Safe Operation of HRS and Future Hydrogen/H2NG Networks

closed  The growing attention on methane emissions is also triggering a debate around the safety of hydrogen. Although different in nature, the two issues are frequently associated with each other. 

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

LH2 Tanks for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

closed  Commercial trucks are responsible for a quarter of road transport CO2 emissions. For the decarbonisation of lighter and heavier commercial trucks in local transport batteries and pressure storage technologies for hydrogen are suitable.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Development of Specific Aviation Cryogenic Storage System

closed  To fulfil the ambitions of a commercial zero emission aircraft a liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel storage system is needed. In the first phase of Clean Hydrogen (2022-2025) two functional demonstrators shall be built. 

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Reversible SOC System Development, Operation and Energy System (Grid) Integration

closed  Reversible Solid Oxide systems (rSOC) have a huge scope in the stationary energy sector because both power generation, in Fuel Cell operation (FC mode), and hydrogen production, in Electrolyser operation (EL mode), can take place within the same system reducing CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) costs.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Dry Low NOx Combustion of Hydrogen-Enriched Fuels at High-Pressure Conditions for Gas Turbine Applications

closed  A significant reduction of atmospheric pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases from power generation can only be achieved by transitioning away from fossil fuels and by increasing the share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES).

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Safety of Cryogenic Hydrogen Transfer Technologies in Public Areas for Mobile Application

closed  International regulations addressing CO2 emissions are forcing all industries to rethink their processes to become more sustainable.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Development of Validated Test Methods and Requirements for Measuring Devices Intended for Measuring NG/H2 Mixtures

closed  A scientific approach to identify the hydrogen limits in NG mixtures and tolerances for the currently implemented measuring devices in the existing networks.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Addressing the Sustainability and Criticality of Electrolyser and Fuel Cell Materials

closed  Electrolyser and fuel cell technologies have reached a level of maturity but still depend heavily on critical raw materials (CRM) in their key components, including platinum group metals (PGM).

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Ammonia Powered Fuel Cell System Focusing on Superior Efficiency, Durable Operation and Design Optimisation

closed  Fuel cells are known as the most efficient energy conversion outperforming conventional power sources. Hydrogen and natural gas-powered fuel cell systems have reached high-level technology readiness levels (TRL) and demonstrated reliable durability in operation.

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

Implementing New/Optimised Refueling Protocols and Components for High Flow HRS

closed  The development of hydrogen powered heavy-duty vehicles (HDV) is key to be able to decarbonise transport of passengers and goods. 

Opened: 30 Mar 2022

Closes: 31 May 2022

EIC Accelerator

closed The EIC Accelerator supports individual Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), in particular Startups and spinout companies to develop and scaleup game-changing innovations. In some cases small mid-caps (up to 500 employees) are supported. 

Ongoing

Closes: 13 Mar 2022

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