Call for proposals - FP7 Energy 2010 - Future Emerging Technologies ENERGY Closed!

Objectives

The overall objective for this programme 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. In the short term, the FP7 Energy Work Programme is the main instrument we have at our disposal to support the implementation of the SET-Plan. The work programme 2010 therefore reinforces the focus on the key challenges of the SET-Plan, in particular anticipating the objectives of the embryonic European Industrial Initiatives and the European Energy Research Alliance. It foresees in particular the research needed in support of large scale demonstration programmes in the domain of CCS and on electricity grids following the Smart Grids concept. In the renewable energy areas, topics cover activities foreseen within the three Industrial Initiatives: Solar Europe (both concentrated solar and PV), Wind (offshore) and Bioenergy.

In adition to our useful documents section, further information about the Call Energy 2010 - FET, as well as relevant documents can be found at the FP7 Cordis Website.

Actions

ACTIVITY ENERGY.1: HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS

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.

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.

CROSS-CUTTING ACTIONS BETWEEN ACTIVITIES ENERGY.5 AND
ENERGY.6

Topics that are cross cutting between 'CO2 capture and storage for zero emission power generation' and 'clean coal technologies', which in many ways are complementary activities.

ACTIVITY 7: SMART ENERGY NETWORKS

To facilitate the transition to a more sustainable energy system, a wide-ranging R&D effort is required to increase the efficiency, flexibility, safety, reliability and quality of the European electricity and gas systems and networks notably within the context of a more integrated European energy market.

ACTIVITY ENERGY.8: ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SAVINGS

A key aim is the optimisation of the local community energy system, balancing a significant reduction in energy demand with the most affordable and sustainable supply solution, including the use of new fuels in dedicated fleets.

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:

  • 18,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 October 2009 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • FP7 Energy 2010 - FET (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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