Call for proposals 2019 - Pilot Project: Research on reduction of CO2 emissions in steel production EP-PP-CLEAN-STEEL-2019 Closed!


The pilot project aims at exploring the feasibility of implementing breakthrough technology options, deployment paths and investment strategies for clean steelmaking in Europe with almost zero CO 2 emissions. Based on this analysis, it should identify which investment steps could be de-risked by EU support from relevant funding programmes (notably the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS), the assets of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) i.L., Horizon Europe, the Innovation Fund, the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking and EU Invest, among others) taking into account the specific funding requirements and conditions of the abovementioned instruments. In this context, ways of optimising synergy of EU policies and funding must be investigated and corresponding financial engineering schemes proposed


The activities carried out by the pilot project must include:

  1. Analysis and summary of promising technology routes, resulting from research projects globally (EU projects, national or regional funding, third country funding).
  2. Identification of investments and of innovative funding mechanisms needed to achieve the reductions specified.
  3. Assessment of the impacts of technologies to be implemented, the optimal industrial sites and of the needed investments. The assessment shall be structured in accordance with the EU Better Regulation guidelines.
  4. Organization of two interactive workshops with external stakeholders and one large final public event to present and disseminate the project’s results.

European community funding

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

  • 1,25 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 July 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (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


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