The need of including sustainable biofuels in a transformed integrated energy system is recognized worldwide. Enhancing the European global role in this area will increase the potential to export European renewable fuel technologies into global developing markets, and improve sustainability of biofuel value chains worldwide while supporting the EU goals for climate change mitigation in 2030 and 2050.
Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes:
Proposals will aim at fostering international cooperation to develop best practices and concepts along the entire value chain for accelerating the scale-up of sustainable biofuels worldwide. Scaling up sustainable biofuels is a global challenge in terms of environmental, social, and economic sustainability, which can benefit from international collaboration and knowledge exchange. Proposals should address systemic constraints and opportunities for scaling up complete value chains of sustainable biofuels and propose solutions. Any sustainable non-food/feed biomass feedstock and any innovative technology or combinations of them should be considered. Proposals should enhance overall cost-effectiveness and sustainability of large scale production of sustainable biofuels based on Life Cycle Analysis addressing social, economic and environmental aspects. International cooperation with Mission Innovation countries is expected.
Specific Topic Conditions :
Activities are expected to achieve TRL 4-5 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.
Cross-cutting Priorities :
Digital Agenda International Cooperation Artificial Intelligence
Proposal page limits and layout: described in Part B of the Application Form available in the Submission System
A number of non-EU/non-Associated Countries that are not automatically eligible for funding have made specific provisions for making funding available for their participants in Horizon Europe projects. See the information in the Horizon Europe Programme Guide .
3 . Other eligibility conditions: described in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes
Financial and operational capacity and exclusion: described in Annex C of the Work Programme General Annexes
Evaluation and award:
Award criteria, scoring and thresholds are described in Annex D of the Work Programme General Annexes
Submission and evaluation processes are described in Annex F of the Work Programme General Annexes and the Online Manual
Indicative timeline for evaluation and grant agreement: described in Annex F of the Work Programme General Annexes
Standard application form — call-specific application form is available in the Submission System
Standard application form (HE RIA, IA)
Standard evaluation form — will be used with the necessary adaptations
Standard evaluation form (HE RIA, IA)
HE Main Work Programme 2021–2022 – 1. General Introduction
HE Main Work Programme 2021–2022 – 8. Climate, Energy and Mobility
HE Main Work Programme 2021–2022 – 13. General Annexes
HE Framework Programme and Rules for Participation Regulation 2021/695
HE Specific Programme Decision 2021/764
Rules for Legal Entity Validation, LEAR Appointment and Financial Capacity Assessment
EU Grants AGA — Annotated Model Grant Agreement
Funding & Tenders Portal Online Manual
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