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Grants signed for the projects selected under the first call for small-scale proposals

A total of 30 projects signed their grant agreements under the first call for small-scale projects. They will implement innovative technologies focusing on the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries (iron and steel, biofuels and biorefineries, pulp and paper, refineries, non-ferrous metals, glass, ceramics and construction material, hydrogen) and the energy sector, through innovative production and use of renewable energy or storage solutions.

Results of the first call for large-scale projects

The results of the first call for large-scale projects were published on 16 November 2021. 7 projects aiming to bring breakthrough technologies to the market in  energy-intensive industries, hydrogen, carbon capture, use and storage and renewable energy were pre-selected for grant agreement preparations.

Launch of the second call for large-scale project proposals

On 26 October 2021, the European Commission has launched the second call for large-scale projects under the Innovation Fund, one of the world’s largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission allowances from the EU’s Emissions Trading System.

With a budget of EUR 1.5 billion, which is increased by 50% compared to the previous call, it will finance breakthrough technologies for renewable energy, energy-intensive industries, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage.