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Call: CO2 reuse

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Horizon 2020 - Prizes"
Horizon Prizes are challenge prizes (also known as 'inducement' prizes) which offer a cash reward to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge. They act as an incentive for innovation. They prescribe the goal but not who the innovator should be or how the goal should be achieved.
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CO2 reuse
Description of call
"CO2 reuse"
Preventing dangerous climate change is a key priority for the European Union. Europe is working hard to cut its greenhouse gas emissions substantially while encouraging other nations and regions to do likewise. One way to help these efforts is to make use of the CO2 by integrating it in consumer products. CO2 re-use technologies however are still facing a number of technical, commercial and/or financial barriers.


This inducement prize will therefore reward innovative products utilising CO2 that could significantly reduce the atmospheric emissions of CO2 when deployed at commercial scale.

The prize will induce actors in the field of CO2 utilisation to do more to enhance their processes and products so that they reduce atmospheric emissions of CO2. It aims also to mobilise and enhance private R&I investment, attract non-traditional players, create new partnerships and incentivise researchers and innovators to enhance efforts to abate emissions of anthropogenic CO2 to atmosphere.

The specific rules of the contest will be published in 2016 by the European Commission, which will directly launch and manage the contest and award the prize based on the judgement of independent experts.

Expected Impact:

The prize winner will be the entrant that has developed a product demonstrating, over the duration of the contest, the most significant and measurable improvements in the mass of CO2 utilised in it while overcoming technical, commercial and/or financial barriers. Efforts shall be replicable and scalable in order that the processes and products can be rolled out in the future. Clear commercialisation plans that are key to assuring medium-term benefits of the activities undertaken towards the prize will also have to be presented.

It is expected that the prize will accelerate innovation in CO2 utilisation technologies, also in SMEs; facilitate discovering the real potential of CO2 utilisation to contribute to climate mitigation; increase transparency about technology readiness, barriers, costs, environmental performance and innovation needs; increase leverage of private finance for innovation; provide with new business models and value chains in the CO2 utilisation sector.

Delegation Exception Footnote:

This activity directly aimed at supporting pilot activities is excluded from the delegation to INEA and will be implemented by the Commission services.

Only technologies that utilize CO2 in the manufacture/fabrication of industrial or consumer products may participate.

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Thematic Focus Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Natural Resources
Funding area Candidate Countries
Potential Candidate Countries
Danube Region
Eastern Partnership
EEA Countries
EFTA countries
EU Member States
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries

Origin of Applicant EU Member States

Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, , , Education and Training Centres, , Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, , International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), , , NGO / NPO, Public Services, Other, National Government, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association
Applicant details The contest is open to all legal entities (including natural persons) or groups of legal entities regardless of its place of establishment.
Please note however that special rules apply for Israeli entities and for Crimean legal persons and that entities from non-EU Member States that are covered by Council sanctions are not eligible to participate. Contestants that have already received an EU or Euratom prize cannot receive a second prize for the same activities.
Recurring Call unknown
Project duration min 3 months
Project duration max 12 months
Type of Funding Prizes
Financial details Call budget: 1 500 000 €. 
Submission Applications must be submitted via the Participant Portal 'Submission Service', accessible via the contest page. 
In case of questions, please contact EC-CO2REUSE-PRIZE@EC.EUROPA.EU
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