In the framework of Horizon2020 ‘s Societal Challenge funding stream, the European Commission has recently published the call for proposals “Development of next generation biofuels and alternative renewable fuel technologies for road transport” (LC-SC3-RES-21-2018), included in the Secure, clean and efficient energy Work Programme.
The call is based on the fact that current biofuel and renewable fuel technologies are still not competitive compared to technologies of fossil fuel alternatives; thus the challenge is to increase the competitiveness of next generation biofuel and renewable fuel technologies while diversifying the fuel supply pathways.
Support will be given to next generation non-food/feed drop-in biofuel and alternative renewable fuel technologies for energy and transport, which improve substantially beyond the state-of-the-art the performance as regards conversion efficiency, cost and feedstock supply, as well as end use compatibility.
Proposals can address the following:
- liquid diesel- and gasoline-like biofuels from biogenic residues and wastes through either chemical, biochemical and thermochemical pathways, or a combination of them;
- liquid gasoline-like biofuels through biogenic upgrading of biogas.
and are expected to reduce costs and improve performance of renewable fuels, notably as regards the efficiency, the environment and the society, in order to strengthening the EU leadership in this area.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 to 5 million. The type of action is a RIA (Research and Innovation action), with an applicable rate equal to 100% of the eligible costs.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 to 5 million.
The deadline for submitting proposals is on 13 February 2018.
More information on the call can be found in the Participant Portal website.