Call for proposals - FP7 Energy 2010 - Part 1 ENERGY Closed!


The overall objetive is adapting the current energy system into a more sustainable one, less dependent on imported fuels and based on a diverse mix of energy sources, in particular renewables, energy carriers and non polluting sources; enhancing energy efficiency, including by rationalising use and storage of energy; addressing the pressing challenges of security of supply and climate change, whilst increasing the competitiveness of Europe’s industries.

The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) aims to contribute to the creation of the European Research Area in the domain of Energy. It has been strongly endorsed by Council and Parliament, both in terms of the proposed approach and the key challenges identified

Two topics directly support the implementation of a SET Plan action.

  • ENERGY 2010.10.1-3: Support to the European Energy Research Alliance
  • ENERGY.2010.10.1-4: Support to the Belgian Presidency Conference on the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

 Two topics are dedicated to energy efficiency:

  • ENERGY.2010.8.1-1: Valorisation of low temperature heat
  • EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings

International cooperation

  • ENERGY.2010.3.5-1: Liquid or gaseous fuel production using direct biological conversion of solar radiation
  • ENERGY.2010.5.2-3: CCS – site abandonment
  • Topic Energy.2010.10.1-3 Sub-seabed carbon storage and the marine environment
  • ENERGY.2010.10.2-1: Future Emerging Technologies
  • ENERGY.2010.2.1-2: Development of novel materials, device structures and fabrication methods suitable for thin film solar cells and TCOs including Organic Photovoltaics
  • ENERGY.2010.2.1-3: Development of new concentrator modules and field performance evaluation of Concentrated PV system
  • ENERGY.2010.2.5-3: Small scale steam engine powered by Linear Fresnel Reflector (LFR) system- Development of prototype

Cross Thematic approaches

  • GC-ENERGY.2010.10.2-2: Materials, technologies and processes for sustainable automotive electrochemical storage applications
  • EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings
  • ENERGY.2010.10.1-1 Quantification of climate change impacts on economic sectors in the Arctic
  • ENERGY.2010.10.1-2 Vectors of changes in ocean and seas marine life, impact on economic sectors
  • ENERGY.2010.10.1-3 Sub-seabed carbon storage and the marine environment Future Emerging Technologies for Energy Applications (FET)
  • Topic ENERGY.2010.10.2-1: Future Emerging Technologies for Energy Applications (FET)

In adition to our useful documents section, further informations, as well as relevant documents for Call FP7 Energy 2010 can be found at the FP7 Cordis website.


Activity energy 1: Hydrogen and fuel cells: The topics in this Activity are defined and selected in the annual implementation plan of the Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) on fuel cells and hydrogen, established on the basis of Article 171 of the Treaty, which has become operational in 2008. The JTI is an industry led public private partnership which will define and manage a strategic, target-oriented research and development programme to support the broad market introduction of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.

Activity energy 2: Renewable electricity generation: Research into, development and demonstration of integrated technologies for electricity production from renewables, suited to different regional conditions where sufficient economic and technical potential can be identified, in order to provide the means to raise substantially the share of renewable electricity production in the EU.

Activity energy 3: Renewable fuel production:Research into, development and demonstration of improved fuel production systems and conversion technologies for the sustainable production and supply chains of solid, liquid and gaseous fuels from biomass (incl. biodegradable fraction of waste).

Activity energy 4: Renewables for heating and cooling: Research into, development and demonstration of a portfolio of technologies and devices including storage technologies to increase the potential of active and passive heating and cooling from renewable energy sources to contribute to sustainable energy.

Activity energy 5: CO2 Capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation: Research, development and demonstration of technologies to drastically reduce the adverse environmental impact of fossil fuel use aiming at highly efficient and cost effective power and/ or steam generation plants with near zero emissions, based on CO2 capture and storage technologies, in particular underground storage.

Activity energy 6: Clean coal technologies: Research, development and demonstration of technologies to substantially improve efficiency, reliability and cost of coal (and other solid hydrocarbons) fired power plants. This can also include the production of secondary energy carriers (including hydrogen) and liquid or gaseous fuels.

Activity energy 7: Smart energy networks

Activity energy 8: Energy efficiency and savings: Research into, optimisation, validation and demonstration of new concepts, optimisation of proved and new concepts and technologies for buildings, transport, services, and industry.

Activity energy 9: Knowledge for energy policy making: Development of tools, methods and models to assess the main economic and social issues related to energy technologies.

Activity energy 10: Horizontal programme actions

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 54,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 October 2009 - 12 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • FP7 Energy 2010 - Part 1 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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