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RFCS – RFCS-2024-JT-Big Tickets for Coal – 2024

Research Fund For Coal and Steel - The RFCS programme aims to help the transformation of the steel strategic sector towards the green, digital and circular transitions. Moreover, it will also contribute to the European steel industry becoming even more competitive globally, in a sustainable way.

2024-04-25
35 million euro
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Appeal framework

Call reference RFCS-2024-JT
Program Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Business & Industry Cooperation & Development Education & Training Energy Environment & Climate Research & Innovation Services to organisations
Beneficiaries Large company (> 250 employees) Local Authority & Affiliated Entity Professional organisation & network Research centre & university Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees) State administration & affiliated entities Training organisation & school

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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives

  • Repurposing of former coal and lignite mines and coal-related infrastructure including power supply services
  • Materials and waste reuse, and development of alternative materials, including recovery of critical raw materials
  • Land monitoring, modelling, stabilisation and/or restoration
  • Processing of methane emissions
  • Monitoring, management and/or treatment of mine water and water tables in coal mines in the process of closure and formerly operating mines

Among financed actions

  • Pilot Projects target the construction, operation and development of  installations on an appropriate scale and using suitably large components in order to examine the potential for putting theoretical or laboratory results into practice and/or increasing the reliability of the technical and economic data needed to progress to demonstration stage, and in certain cases to industrial and/or commercial stage
  • Demonstration Projects cover the construction and/or operation of an industrial-scale installation, in order to bring together all the technical and economic data in order to proceed with the industrial and/or commercial exploitation of technology at minimum risk

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 54 months
Financement
  • Total budget of the call: 35 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 5 and 9 million euro (exceptionally up to 18 million euro for large demonstrators)
  • Co-financing rate: 50% of the total eligible costs

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