About this funding call
Accelerating CCUS Technologies (ACT) is an initiative to facilitate the emergence of CO2 Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) via transnational funding of projects aimed at accelerating and maturing CCUS technology through targeted innovation and research activities. This document establishes the terms of the third ACT call for proposals.
To date there have been two ACT calls, the first (in 2016) was an ERA-Net Cofund which mobilised funds from participating partners and the European Commission and the second call (in 2018) was funded by participating national funding agencies only.
ACT1 – The First Call for ERA-Net Cofund Proposals
The first ACT call (ACT1), saw a total of ten partners from nine European countries join forces and together with top-up funding from the European Commission they made available €37 million for research and innovation actions related to CCUS. There were eight projects funded under the first call. The following countries participated in the first ACT call: Norway (coordinator), Germany, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom. In addition, Greece was a founding member of ACT without taking part in the first ACT call. The national funding bodies participating in the first ACT call were supported by funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement No 691712. The ERA-Net Cofund established the transnational initiative, and eight projects were funded under the first call.
ACT2 – The Second Call for Proposals
All nine countries from the previous ACT call invited further Mission Innovation countries to join the second call (Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom were already part of the Mission Innovation community). France and the United States decided to join the second call. A total of €31.5 million for research and innovation were available, and 12 projects were funded under this call.
ACT3 – The Third Call for Proposals
Following the success of ACT’s first and second calls, the Canadian province of Alberta, Denmark, and Europe’s Nordic Countries via Nordic Energy Research decided to participate in this third call, joining forces with France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Romania, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
All funds will be allocated from national and regional budgets that support research and development as well as pilot and demonstration projects. National and regional funds will support entities from that funding body’s country or region as noted in the specific funding bodies’ rules (Annex 1). In general, however, ACT’s funding bodies do not envisage a transfer of funds between participating countries and regions.
Note: the term CCUS is used to refer to all areas of the CCS/CCUS chain.
Contact: Applications have to be submitted to the Research Council of Norway. Pre-proposals (stage 1) shall be submitted to RCN by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact the call secretariat if you have any questions.
- For scientific issues: Dr. Aage Stangeland, the Research Council of Norway (RCN), +47 958 22 903, email@example.com
- For application and submission issues: Siri Kinge Ovstein, the Research Council of Norway (RCN), +47 2203 7528, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Preferably, national contact points should be consulted before contacting the call secretariat.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Due date for submission of pre-proposals to stage 1 is 10 November 2020 at 13:00 CET. Due date for submission of full proposals to stage 2 is 15 March 2021 at 13:00 CET.
More information and applicatons on the ACT-CCS website