Second EU call for proposals financing commercial demonstration projects on carbon storage and innovative REs as well under the scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowances trading within the Community established by Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
The deadline for Member States to complete the eligibility assessment for Projects and forward the Application Forms from the Project Sponsor together with the Submission Forms to the European Investment Bank is 3 July 2013.
NEWS for those interested in innovative REs and carbon storage
The selection of CCS and RES projects for Funding under the Decision takes place through two rounds of Calls for Proposals. The First Round covered the equivalent of 200 million EUAs. This Second Round covers the equivalent of 100 million EUAs
together with approximately € 288 million that remained unspent under the First Round. This Call for Proposal describes the process in respect of the Second Round.
CCS project requirements for this call
1) Each CCS project has to implement the full chain (capture, transport and storage);
2) Each Project must implement heat integration for the capture component of the
a) For power generation applications as set out in Annex 2, the Project Sponsor must demonstrate that it has aimed to maximise heat integration between the power plant and the capture facility, taking into consideration operational and
economic constraints. There is no minimum integration threshold;
b) For industrial applications of CCS as set out in Annex 2, and including CCS on refineries, cement kilns, primary production routes in iron and steel or aluminium production, the Project Sponsor must demonstrate that heat integration between the CO2 source and the capture facilities has been considered and justify the approach taken. There is no minimum integration
3. The capture rate has to be at least 85 % of CO2 from the flue gases to which capture is applied. The 85% is to apply at normal operating conditions; and
4. Each CCS Project has to contain an independent research block related to safety of storage sites and improvement of monitoring technologies, especially in the field of brine migration, its possible pathways and impacts.
Projects must be located in the territories of the Member States and EEA countries, their exclusive economic zones and their continental shelves.
For the following sub-categories of Bioenergy Projects:
1) Lignocellulose to intermediate solid, liquid or slurry bioenergy carriers via pyrolysis with capacity 40 kt/y (kilo tonnes per year) of the final product; and
2) Lignocellulose to intermediate solid, liquid or slurry bioenergy carriers via torrefaction with capacity 40 kt/y (kilo tonnes per year) of the final product.
Eligibility Assessment by Member States
To apply for NER 300 funding, project sponsors (a single project operator or a consortium) need to download the package of forms for the relevant carbon capture and storage (CCS) or innovative renewable energy technology (see below), complete all the sections of the application forms (AF A-F plus completeness form), and send them to the designated submission address for the Member State on whose territory the project is based. Member States must then complete the submission forms (SF A-D), and forward the full package of forms to the European Investment Bank.
1. It must fall into one of the technology Categories or Sub-categories set out in Annex I of the Decision and reproduced in Annexes 2 and 3 of the Call. A Project cannot be submitted under more than one Category or Sub-category;
2. It must comply with the requirements as set out in Section 0 below;
3. CCS projects must satisfy the CCS project requirements, as set out in Section 5.1.2 below; and
4. RES projects must be innovative in nature. Existing, proven technologies are ineligible. The further characterisation of innovative technologies is covered in Annex 6, point II.
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