Top Sector Energy Industry

The Top Sector Energy Industry programme is intended to support innovative industrial concepts that will contribute to cost-effective CO2 reduction by 2030. Projects may cover one of the following four programme lines:

  • Closure of industrial chains
  • A CO2 -free industrial heat system
  • Maximum electrification and radically renewed processes
  • Climate-neutral fuels for aviation and shipping, including
    • Production of advanced biofuels for aviation and shipping
    • Production of synthetic fuels for aviation and shipping

The grant is available for industrial companies that collaborate with other companies and researchers. It is also important to note that the industrial concept that is being developed should have its first market application by 2030 at the latest.

The total budget comprises €6.36 million, of which €3.36 has been allocated to programme line 4. The maximum contribution per project is €500,000.  Submissions can be made from 6 July untill 14 September 2021. Do you have a promising project idea that you would like to share with us? We are keen to help you explore the possibilities.

Did you know that there is also a TSE Industry tool available to determine the feasibility of innovative pilot or demonstration projects related to cost-effective CO2 reduction? Topsector Energiestudies Industrie offers you the possibility to carry out feasibility, environmental, and comparative studies.

Top Sector Energy Studies Industry

The Top Sector Energy Studies Industry programme is intended to establish the feasibility of innovative pilot or demonstration projects that will cost-effectively reduce CO2 emissions in 2030. The programme covers three types of studies:

  • Feasibility study, conducted prior to a pilot project;
  • Environmental study, conducted prior to environmental investments that do not fall under R&D; and
  • Comparative study: conducted prior to environmental investments in a demonstration project that do not fall under R&D.

Projects may cover one of the following five programme lines:

  • Closure of industrial chains
  • A CO2-free industrial heat system
  • Maximum electrification and radically renewed processes
  • CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage)
  • Other CO2-reducing measures

Budget and Eligible Costs 

  • The grant covers a maximum of 50% of project costs. The maximum budget per project comprises € 500,000, with the exception of programme line 4 (CCUS), which has a maximum budget of € 2 million per project.
  • Medium-sized enterprises can receive an additional 10% of eligible project costs. For small companies, this is up to 20%.
  • In addition, for comparable studies, a de minimis declaration must be provided, and a maximum budget of € 200,000 per company applies.

The Top Sector Energy Studies Industry programme opened on 18 January 2021. The deadline for submissions is 7 September 2021, 17:00. On 19 April, of the original budget of € 8 million, a total of € 5,301,854 was still available. 

 

 

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