Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.
This topic focusses on technological concepts at low TRLs (TRL 3 or lower).
Development of technologies for removing non-CO2 greenhouse gases CH4, N2O and fluorinated gases.
In the case of methane, the scope of possible applications is further constrained: Methane emissions stemming from the supply chain of fossil fuels are excluded, considering that such emissions are meant to be addressed through emission avoidance. Other emissions with a methane concentration higher than 1% are also excluded, considering that economic interests should drive their mitigation.
Technologies are expected to contribute to the capture, concentration, use and/or disposal of emissions, either from or at natural sources (if more concentrated) or in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide may be considered, though only if any synergy can be found with processing it in combination with other greenhouse gas(es) which should be the prime focus. The state-of the art of technology development will be clearly presented in the proposal with global potential for emission reductions, cost figures and versatility and economic viability of use where appropriate.
Contribution per project: €1,00 million
Research and Innovation Foundation
Dr Angelos Ntantos
Dr Ioannis Theodorou
(Publish Date: 22/07/2021-for internal use only)