Turning CO2 emissions from the process industry to feedstock (Processes4Planet partnership) (IA)


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

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.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Turning CO2 emissions from the process industry to feedstock (Processes4Planet partnership) (IA)


The proposals submitted under this topic are expected to demonstrate the economic viability of the efficient capture and utilisation of CO/CO2 streams from point sources (e.g., large and medium industrial installations such as steel, cement, refining and chemical plants) converting the streams into added value chemicals and materials in near to production size systems.
The technologies proposed should support cross-sectorial concepts and sector integration.

Detailed Call Description

The semi-industrial scale demonstrators proposed should:

  • Process significant amounts of CO/CO2 containing emissions from energy intensive process industries;
  • Demonstrate process and cost efficient environmentally friendly technologies for: capture and fit for purpose purification approaches while ensuring the maximum process efficiency;
  • Demonstrate the cost efficient environmentally friendly conversion of CO/CO2 into chemicals and materials including any relevant auxiliary required for the process (such the formulation of reliable catalyst at the required scale) and if relevant process-integrated downstream products;
  • Evaluate the energy efficiency for the overall CCU process and where relevant flexibility considerations for the efficient use of renewable energy for capture and conversion;
  • Encompass the use of advanced monitoring and control techniques and integration of advanced digital technologies, which enable optimisation of the overall system;
  • Contribute to an integration effort to realize fully integrated capture and utilization systems, including the optimization of materials, process interfaces, and ultimately device architectures and to promote maximum energy efficiency;
  • Include techno-economic analysis, including social and environmental impact.

The proposals will integrate technologies to make them practically and economically viable in the process industries optimising CAPEX and reducing CO2 abatement costs. This should be demonstrated through at least one realistic use case with demonstrable economic return developed in closed cooperation between CO2 industrial emitters, users and technology providers.

The inclusion of a GHG avoidance methodology is recommended and should provide detailed descriptions of baselines and projected emissions reduction.

Proposals submitted under this topic should include a strong business case and sound exploitation strategy, as outlined in the introduction to this Destination.
Proposals should build on or seek collaboration with existing projects and develop synergies with other relevant European, national or regional initiatives, funding programmes and platforms.

Call Total Budget

€30 000 000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The funding rate is up to 60% of the eligible costs as a way to increase the contribution of industry to this co-programmed partnership. This funding rate applies to both members and non-members of the partnership, except for non-profit legal entities, where the funding rate is up to 100% of the total eligible costs.

Expected EU contribution per project: between €10.00 and €15.00 million


Thematic Categories

  • Energy
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Industry
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Investment Funds
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation

29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia,
P.B. 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22205000
Fax: +357 22205001
Email: support@research.org.cy

Contact Persons:
Dr Angelos Ntantos
Scientific Officer
Telephone: +357 22 205 033
Email: antantos@research.org.cy

Mr George Christou
Scientific Officer
Telephone: +357 22 205 030
Email: gchristou@research.org.cy