12 May 20

€112 million available for Horizon 2020 energy projects

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12 energy topics under the 2018-2020 Horizon 2020 Work Programme are now open for application.


They make available EU funding of €112 million in total.

The topics relate to low carbon energy.

The projects will be selected for funding in a single-stage evaluation. The deadline to submit a proposal is 1 September 2020.

The topics for application are:

Deadline 1 September 2020

Call Ref: Topic Type of action  

Budget Available(€ million)

LC-SC3-NZE-6-2020 Geological Storage Pilots RIA 14
LC-SC3-CC-1-2018-2019-2020 Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) aspects of the Clean-Energy Transition RIA 10
LC-SC3-CC-7-2020 European Energy and Climate Modelling Forum (2020-2024) RIA 5
LC-SC3-RES-20-2020 Efficient combination of Concentrated Solar Power and desalination (with particular focus on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region) IA 10
LC-SC3-RES-34-2020 Demonstration of innovative and sustainable hydropower solutions targeting unexplored small-scale hydropower potential in Central Asia IA 10
LC-SC3-RES-3-2020 International Cooperation with USA and/or China on alternative renewable fuels from sunlight for energy, transport and chemical storage RIA 10
LC-SC3-RES-25-2020 International cooperation for Research and Innovation on advanced biofuels and alternative renewable fuels RIA 5
LC-SC3-RES-36-2020 International cooperation with Canada on advanced biofuels and bioenergy RIA 5
LC-SC3-ES-13-2020 Integrated local energy systems (Energy islands): International cooperation with India IA 9
LC-SC3-SCC-2-2020 Positive Energy Districts and Neighbourhoods for urban energy transitions ERANET 5
LC-SC3-CC-9-2020 Industrial (Waste) Heat-to-Power conversion IA 14
LC-SC3-NZE-5-2020 Low carbon industrial production using CCUS IA 15


How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic’s page on the Funding opportunities portal. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation.

For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.

What are the requirements for applying?

The requirements for submitting a project proposal are detailed in the relevant documents published on individual call page. Please consult also the general annexes of the H2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020 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.
How will the grants be awarded?

The submitted proposals are evaluated by independent experts drawn from the European Commission’s database of external evaluators. Applicants will receive the evaluation results at the latest five months after the submission deadline. Grant agreements will be signed with the successful applicants within eight months after the submission deadline.

Source: INEA