Deelname aan de Eureka-call over innovatie voor de transportinfrastructuur voor waterstof

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Nederlandse partijen kunnen deelnemen aan deze internationale call. Bent u bezig met onderzoek en innovatie over transportinfrastructuur voor klimaatneutrale waterstof in brede zin? En wilt u daarbij samenwerken met één of meerdere partners uit België, Canada, Duitsland, Finland, Ierland, Portugal en Spanje? Dan is deze Eureka-call mogelijk iets voor u. De maximale subsidie voor de Nederlandse partijen die bij deze call meedoen zijn 500.000 euro.

Meer informatie is hier te vinden: Eureka | greenhydrogen-2021 (eurekanetwork.org)

 

Nadere informatie (in het Engels):

Call for green hydrogen projects
FROM 30 JULY 2021 TO 5 NOVEMBER 2021 (17:00 CET)

In the face of global challenges like climate change and the resulting need to develop low carbon energy technologies, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain are fostering the development of R&D solutions involving green hydrogen, by launching a call for projects. Collaborative international R&D and innovation projects submitted under this call for projects by organisations from the countries listed above, should aim to address solutions for transporting hydrogen and related topics, contributing to the pilot action on green hydrogen in the new European Research Area (ERA). Organisations from countries participating in this call can submit joint project applications.

Scope

The focus for the call is foreseen to focus on the ‘transporting infrastructure for Hydrogen’ nexus, looking into issues such as (but not limited to):

  • whether existing infrastructure (e.g. for transporting gas) may be used for transporting hydrogen as well (e.g. requirements re. material), 
  • prerequisites for transboundary use of infrastructure,
  • level of efficiency/reducing losses during transport and storage, 
  • conception of infrastructure all the way from producer to consumer including monitoring and control, IoT/sensors/smart meters, 
  • combining stationary and mobile infrastructures (ship, road)

Furthermore, address how could these research issues contribute to overarching questions such as

  • (Comparative) Analyses on potential and economic feasibility of various transport options (e.g. direct transport versus LOHC vs. hydrogen carrier substances such as NH3, CH4, CH3OH, synthetic gas etc.).
  • Integrated planning of grids using digital twins or addressing regional aspects (demand, production capacities etc.)
  • International certification options for hydrogen and its derivatives
  • Analysis of potential import routes for hydrogen from overseas, facilitating forward-looking grid design
  • Smart planning combining electricity, gas and heating grids and how hydrogen could be incorporated – towards a European ‘super grid’
  • Socio-economic issues, marketing and acceptance questions, transition design from gas to integrated energy grids for Europe
  • R&D actions targeting the vision of 100% renewable (green) hydrogen integrated in different consumption sectors, which can significantly substitute the use of fossil raw materials. In addition to the opportunities that arise for the development and production of materials, components, processes or systems, the opportunities for efficient and targeted consumption and generation in the value chain should also be promoted.

In addition to the transport infrastructure, some other topics are welcome, such as

  • Batteries and Fuel Cells ( critical materials and components and principal systems ) and also the manufacturing associated processes. 
  • H2 generation and storage pilot plants from renewable sources (Wind-Eolic, Photovoltaic)
  • New systems, equipments for Hydrogen control, regulation and distribution and related manufacturing processes (including new materials and sensors).
  • Improved infrastructures for hydrogen production, use and expansion (engineering, simulations, construction, logistics).
  • New processes using H2 at industry level (those that are heavy industries traditionally using Oil and Gas), for instance: cement,chemistry, shipping, etc.
    Applicants are strongly advised to check individual country information in the relevant section for their fundable themes and topics.

Your project should:

  • address at least one of the fields mentioned in the call description and
  • demonstrate the potential to research or develop a product, process or service for commercialisation.

Timeframe

  • Call for projects opens: 30 July 2021
  • Eureka deadline: 5 November 2021
  • National funding applications deadline: Varies per country
  • Eureka label given and funding decisions made: April – May 2022
  • Project starts: 15 May 2022 earliest