Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Horizon 2020 Energy call opens for submission

Creation date: October 27, 2015

€118.3 million in total will be available for project proposals competing for European grants in renewable energy technologies and low carbon energy. The call deadline is on 16 February 2016.


Renewable energy technologies: Developing the next generation of renewable energy technologies

Two topics are open for project proposals:

LCE-07-2016-2017 Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling (€61.3 million)

LCE-08-2016-2017 Development of next generation biofuel technologies (€10 million)


Renewable energy technologies: Fostering international cooperation in the area of renewable energy

One topic is open for project proposals:

LCE-23-2016 International Cooperation with Mexico on geothermal energy (€10 million)


Enabling the decarbonisation of the use of fossil fuels during the transition to a low-carbon economy

Two topics are open for project proposals:

LCE-24-2016 International Cooperation with South Korea on new generation high-efficiency capture processes (€17 million)

LCE-25-2016 Utilisation of captured CO2 as feedstock for the process industry (€10 million)


Social, economic and human aspects of the energy system

One topic is open for project proposals:

LCE-31-2016 Social Sciences and Humanities Support for the Energy Union (€10 million)


The submission deadline is on 16 February 2016.


This and other calls are published on the Horizon 2020 Participant Portalselect Funding opportunities > Calls >  H2020 > your area of interest.


The call is part of the Horizon 2020 'Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy' challenge. Its 2016-2017 work programme is published on the Participant Portal.


What are the requirements for participation?

The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the relevant documents published on each topic page. Please also consult the General Annexes of the H2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017 for general rules on funding, such as the list of countries that can apply for funding, standard eligibility criteria, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates and other useful information. The list of associated countries can be found on the Participant Portal.


How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the call page on the Participant Portal. Guidelines on proposal submission are available on the relevant topic page.


How will the grants be awarded?

External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile rather than that of an applicant, and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, sign up in the Participant Portal.


More information

Further information on energy research is available on Horizon2020 website. Two information days related to energy research took place on 14-15 September and 2 October 2015 in Brussels, and recordings from both events are available online.


Please note that there might be further EU funding opportunities in energy research announced on the Participant Portal.