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SPECIFIC CHALLENGE:Supporting the balancing of the power grid and increasing the flexibility of the energy system is possible through dispatchable renewable energy sources, such as for example bioenergy and hydropower. The specific challenge is to increase the potential and performance [...]

SPECIFIC CHALLENGE:The potential of applying solar energy for industrial purposes is still largely untapped. Using solar energy to provide the heat or cooling necessary to industrial processes that need high reliability and high quality heat and cooling and continuous operation [...]

Aim of the publication is funding for different kind of actions, in order to improve energy efficiency in companies buildings: infrastructure thermal insulation, doors and windows replacement, heating system replacement with condensing or heat pump high efficiency boilers, solar panels [...]

Sustainable energy production can only work well when the specific different energy storage challenges are solved. So, solar panels and wind generators do not deliver energy when no sun is shining or no wind is blowing. Batteries may not be [...]

SPECIFIC CHALLENGE: To replace fossil energy with sustainable alternatives that provide the same flexibility and convenience of use, we need to store sustainable energy on a large scale and for a long time in new kind of energy storage compounds. [...]

SPECIFIC CHALLENGE: The challenge is the design, development and validation of cost-effective Wave energy convertors that can survive in a harsh and unpredictable environment as the ocean through demand-driven Pre-Commercial Procurement. The challenge is open to proposals seeking to steer [...]

SPECIFIC CHALLENGE: The clean-energy transition doesn't just pose technological and scientific challenges; it also requires a better understanding of cross-cutting issues related to socioeconomic, gender, sociocultural, and socio-political issues. Addressing these issues will help to devise more effective ways of [...]

The efficient storage and utilisation of solar energy in the form of chemicals or chemical energy will play a key role to transform the European industry into a low-carbon economy. In the long term, there will be a need for [...]

The Atlantic Ocean is an invaluable shared resource. The societal value of its blue economy is enormous for countries located on its shores. There are however, still considerable gaps in our knowledge and understanding of processes related to this ocean [...]

SPECIFIC CHALLENGE:Increasing aspects of research in the transition to a low-carbon energy system in Europe rely on the collection, analysis and processing of large data sets. Insights, information and knowledge are increasingly extracted from data sets in individual sectors and [...]

LIFE is the name of EU’s multiannual programme for Environment and Climate for the period 2014–2020. The programme has an overall budget of 3.4 billion euro; for the remaining three years (2018-2020) the budget is over 1.6 billion euro.  The [...]

LIFE Climate Governance & Information focuses among others on projects that promote awareness raising on climate matters. The specific objectives of the priority area Climate Governance and Information set out in Article 16 of the LIFE Regulation are in particular: [...]

LIFE Climate Change Adaptation focuses among others on projects that contribute to supporting efforts leading to increased resilience to climate change. With a view to supporting efforts leading to increased resilience to climate change, the priority area Climate Change Adaptation [...]

LIFE Climate Change Mitigation focuses on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.LIFE Climate Action aims specifically to fulfil the following general objectives as set out in Article 3 of the LIFE programme: to contribute to the shift towards a resource-efficient, [...]

OBJECTIVES OF THE FUNDING PROGRAMME Building resilient mountain value chains delivering private and public goods  Actions shall carry out foresight analyses of the development of primary production and related value chains and ecosystems in mountainous areas, in the coming decades, [...]

OBJECTIVES OF THE FUNDING PROGRAMMEProposals should work towards the optimisation of photosynthesis by capitalising on multidisciplinary approaches, such as functional genomics, systems biology, metabolic modelling, enzyme engineering, computational biology, synthetic biology, directed evolution and gene editing techniques. Proposals should work [...]

Proposals should advance and establish nano-scale, multimodal and multi-scale materials characterisation tools and methods, allowing rapid and reliable high-resolution analyses. These should be suitable for characterisation during processing and manufacturing of advanced materials, i.e. real-time and reliable. This includes the [...]

OBJECTIVES OF THE FUNDING PROGRAMMEImproved decision making for materials producers and product manufacturers needs an environment that gives fast access to information and thereby allows reacting to changing feedstock, markets and regulatory demands. This would need an open translation environment [...]

OBJECTIVES OF THE FUNDING PROGRAMMEEurope is a leader in the development of materials for organic and large area electronics (OLAE), but the materials still need to be improved to maintain this position. In addition, there have been attempts to combine [...]

Additive manufacturing (AM) is now applied in the processing of most industrial metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, albeit at quite different levels of industrial readiness. The challenge is to develop equipment that allows the additive layer manufacturing of multi-materials items [...]