Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Thirteen renewable energy projects selected for Horizon 2020 funding

Creation date: December 20, 2017

The projects awarded the EU funding are expected to demonstrate clean energy technology and propose near-to-market solutions for renewable energy sources. They will receive €134.4 million to carry out their work plans after signing grant agreements with INEA, for which they have time until March 2018. More details about the funded projects will be announced after the grant agreements are signed. The projects are expected to be launched in spring 2018.

Altogether, INEA received 83 applications in the call (see the table below), of which 13 secured the EU funding.

Topic Description Submitted proposals Successful proposals Total awarded budget
LCE-10-2017 Reducing the cost of Photovoltaic electricity 16 2 €19.7 M
LCE-11-2017 Near-to-market solutions for reducing the water consumption of concentrated solar power plants 6 1 €10.8 M 
LCE-12-2017 Near-to-market solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes 21 2 €13.8 M 
LCE-14-2017 Demonstration of large >10MW wind turbine 3 1 €24.8 M 
LCE-16-2017 2nd generation of design tools for ocean energy devices and arrays development and deployment 4 1 €6.7 M 
LCE-17-2017 Easier to install and more efficient geothermal systems for retrofitting buildings 10 2 €14.7 M 
LCE-18-2017 Enhanced Geothermal Systems in different geological conditions 8 1 €10 M 
LCE-19-2016-2017   Demonstration of the most promising advanced biofuel pathways 12 1 €13.8 M 
LCE-20-2016-2017 Enabling pre-commercial production of advanced aviation biofuel 3 2 €20 M 


In addition, INEA will fund three projects from its reserve lists. One project focusing on carbon capture which applied in the LCE-27-2017 call for funding will receive €8.4 million. Two smart grids projects, which competed for funding in the LCE-01-2016-2017 call, will be funded with €7.9 million.