Horizon Prize - Low carbon energy inducement prizes 2016 - C02 Reuse H2020-LCE-PRIZES-2016-03 Closed!


This inducement prize will reward innovative products utilising CO2 that could significantly reduce the atmospheric emissions of CO2 when deployed at commercial scale.

The prize will induce actors in the field of CO2 utilisation to do more to enhance their processes and products so that they reduce atmospheric emissions of CO2. It aims also to mobilise and enhance private R&I investment, attract non-traditional players, create new partnerships and incentivise researchers and innovators to enhance efforts to abate emissions of anthropogenic CO2 to atmosphere.


The prize will be awarded, to the contestant who in the opinion of the  jury  demonstrates  a  solution  that  best  addresses  the  following  essential  cumulative criteria, further specified below: 

  1. Improvement in net CO2 emissions (max 15 points)
  2. Demonstrated effort to overcome barriers (max 15 points)
  3. Exploitation plans (max 10 points)
  4. Environmental impacts and sustainability (max 10 points)

European community funding

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

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 03 April 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Contest rules (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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