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April 2022

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Calls and opportunities
Commission makes available EUR 100 million for innovative clean technology projects

Innovation Fund’s second call for small-scale projects is open to proposals in renewable energy, energy-intensive industries including substitute products, energy storage, and carbon capture, use and storage.

Last chance to apply to EUSEW Awards 2022

The European Sustainable Energy Awards recognise outstanding individuals and projects for their innovation and efforts in the field of energy efficiency and renewables. The call for Awards is open until Thursday 28 April to receive submissions in four categories: Innovation, Local Energy Action, Woman in Energy and Young Energy Trailblazer.

Jobs opportunities in the clean energy public sector

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is looking for talent to contribute to the success of its main programmes. Check out the latest Financial Engineering vacancies and deadlines!

Programmes news
Commission awards over EUR 1 billion to innovative projects for the EU climate transition

The first seven projects under the Innovation Fund's first large-scale call have signed their commitment to contribute to the EU Green Deal. With over EUR 1 billion from EU funding, the projects aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 76 metric tonnes of CO2eq during the first ten years of operation.

LIFE 30th anniversary

The LIFE programme will turn 30 in May. To mark this momentous occasion, we encourage ongoing and past projects to become LIFE ambassadors during 2022. Check out how you can be part of the celebrations.

Coming up
EU LIFE Info days

From 18 to 20 May, CINEA will hold various virtual information sessions to guide potential applicants through LIFE 22 Calls for proposals.

European Maritime Day 2022

This year the European Maritime Day is taking place on 19 and 20 May 2022 in Ravenna, Italy as a hybrid event for 750 physical participants. The main theme is ‘Sustainable blue economy for green recovery’. Join us at CINEA stand or in our sessions to network with peers, learn about funding opportunities in the blue economy and clean energy sectors, share your results and get inspired.

Registration for the LIFE Awards ceremony is now open

Register now to participate, in Brussels and/or virtually, in the LIFE Awards 2022 ceremony taking place on 30 May during the EU Green Week during the EU Green Week . Marking the 30th anniversary of the LIFE programme, this edition will recognise the most innovative, inspirational and effective LIFE projects in the fields of nature protection, environment and climate action.

Webinar on off-balance sheet energy performance contracts for public buildings

Organised as part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums, this webinar will take place on 26 April and will give an overview on the development of off-balance sheet contracts for the energy renovation of public buildings and update on most recent financing models.

Projects' updates
EUR 150 million pipeline bringing liquidity to energy efficiency investments

With the support of H2020 project LAUNCH, innovative, industry-tested tools aim to encourage more investments in energy efficiency initiatives – especially those being led by SMEs.

From residual steel gasses to methanol marine fuel

H2020 project FReSMe has developed a scalable and competitive Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technology that enables the CO2 captured from the steel industry to produce methanol fuel that can be used as marine fuel.

SHIP2FAIR project wins Go!ODS Award

The Horizon 2020 project won the prestigious prize for its use of solar heat renewables to decarbonise agrofood industry.

Fossil-free heating and cooling: Act!onHeat Support Facility opens first call for applications

The H2020 project Act!onHeat has launched its first call for applications for technical advisory services aiming to provide municipalities with support in the development of high quality strategic heating and cooling plans.

Towards the synchronisation of Baltic States’ grid with the European energy network

Formerly an "energy island", the Baltic States are now connected to the European electricity network through various electricity lines. That said, the Baltic States' electricity grid is still operated in a synchronous mode with the Russian and Belarusian interconnection systems, but desynchronisation from these systems is underway.

How LIFE is reducing emissions from glass production

Check out how projects "LIFE Eco-HeatOx" and "LIFE CleanOx" have improved the energy efficiency of the glass-melting process by using pure oxygen.

Improving the energy efficiency of Poland’s buildings

With the support of H2020 project FinEERGo-Dom, a new financing scheme launched in Poland supports energy renovations in buildings for better living conditions and lower emissions for 20 years or more.

A social boost to combat energy poverty

The fight against energy poverty hinges on the successful engagement of regional and public authorities. In this context, H2020 project POWER UP will support cities’ efforts to plan and sustain the creation of local energy players with a social agenda. Teaming up with energy-poor households and local stakeholders, the project will develop six pilot schemes across Europe.

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