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European Commission kick-starts new environment projects with nearly €120 million in EU funding

European Commission kick-starts new environment projects with nearly €120 million in EU funding

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08/11/2016

The European Commission has awarded grants to 28 new environment, climate action and circular economy projects as part of its Horizon 2020 programme.

The new projects receive an EU contribution of about €119.4 million for research and innovation on circular economy, climate services, nature-based solutions or raw materials. All in all, more than 345 organisations from 44 different countries, including 27 EU Member States, will be involved in the new projects.

These projects were selected from among 141 proposals which had been submitted by 8 March 2016 in reply to three Horizon 2020 calls for proposals (one-stage call topics).

A new round of calls for proposals has been launched on 8 November with a deadline for submitting proposals by 7 March 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

List of new projects

Projects EU contribution* Coordinator
The Arctic dimension & Earth observation

BE-OI: Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice

€ 2.22 million ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ- ZENTRUM FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG, Germany
NextGEOSS: Next Generation GEOSS for Innovation Business € 10 million DEIMOS ENGENHARIA S.A., Portugal
Circular economy

IC4WATER: Tackling Water Challenges in the International Context

€ 2.29 million AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA RECHERCHE, France
R2PI: Transition from Linear 2 Circular: Policy and Innovation € 3.01 million UNEP/WUPPERTAL INSTITUTE COLLABORATING CENTRE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION GGMBH-CSCP, Germany
RES URBIS: REsources from URban BIo-waSte € 3 million UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA, Italy
SCREEN: Synergic Circular Economy across European Regions € 1.74 million REGIONE LAZIO, Italy
Climate services & decarbonisation
COP21 RIPPLES: COP21: Results and Implications for Pathways and Policies for Low Emissions European Societies € 2.99 million FONDATION INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES, France
EUCalc: EU Calculator: trade-offs and pathways towards sustainable and low-carbon European Societies € 5.28 million POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG, Germany
EU-MACS: European Market for Climate Services € 1.5 million ILMATIETEEN LAITOS, Finland
INNOPATHS: Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe € 6 million UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, United Kingdom
MARCO: MArket Research for a Climate services Observatory € 1.52 million Climate-KIC, France
REINVENT: Realising Innovation in Transitions for Decarbonisation € 4.5 million LUNDS UNIVERSITET, Sweden
Nature-based solutions
EN-SUGI: Eranet Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative € 5 million The Technology Strategy Board, United Kingdom
NAIAD: NAture Insurance value: Assessment and Demonstration € 4.99 million Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero, Spain
Nature4Cities: Nature Based Solutions for re-naturing cities: knowledge diffusion and decision support platform through new collaborative models € 7.5 million NOBATEK, France
NATURVATION: Nature Based Urban Innovation € 7.8 million UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM, United Kingdom
ThinkNature: Development of a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform and Think tank to promote innovation with Nature based solutions € 2.97 million THE RESEARCH COMMITTEE OF THE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE, Greece
Raw materials
CHROMIC: effiCient mineral processing and Hydrometallurgical RecOvery of by-product Metals from low-grade metal contaIning seCondary raw materials € 4.87 million VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V., Belgium
ERA-MIN 2: Implement a European-wide coordination of research and innovation programs on raw materials to strengthen the industry competitiveness and the shift to a circular economy € 5 million FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA, Portugal
FORAM: Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials € 1.14 million World Resources Forum Association, Switzerland
IMPaCT: Integrated Modular Plant and Containerised Tools for Selective, Low-impact Mining of Small High-grade Deposits € 6.99 million THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, United Kingdom
MinFuture: Global material flows and demand-supply forecasting for mineral strategies € 1 million NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU, Norway
PLATIRUS: PLATInum group metals Recovery Using Secondary raw materials € 6.99 million FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, Spain
SCALE: Production of Scandium compounds and Scandium Aluminum alloys from European metallurgical by-products € 7 million ALOUMINION AE, Greece
SCRREEN: Solutions for CRitical Raw materials - a European Expert Network € 3 million COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
SLIM: Sustainable Low Impact Mining solution for exploitation of small mineral deposits based on advanced rock blasting and environmental technologies € 6.98 million UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, Spain
Policy support
CIRCULAR IMPACTS: Measuring the IMPACTS of the transition to the CICULAR economy € 0.5 million ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany
T2S: Transformations to Sustainability € 3.59 million NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK, Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Budget figures are rounded to the nearest 10 000. Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate figures.

 

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