38 pre-proposals were submitted to the ACT-program on September 7th 2016. Pre-proposals have been sent in from every country taking part in the ACT-program. The total amount of money applied for is around € 120 million. The total budget for all the pre-proposals put together (including money applied for) is € 157 million. The available budget from the ACT-program for this call is around € 41 million.
- The large amount of applications is a very promising sign for the implementation of CCS in Europe. We are very exited to go through the pre-proposals. The only downside is that competition for funding will be very tough, says ACT Coordinator Ragnhild Rønneberg from the Research Council of Norway.
Details about the submitted pre-proposals
Norway is the most frequently represented partner country, taking part in 29 pre-proposals (lead in 19). UK is the second most frequently represented, taking part in 23 pre-proposals (lead in 6). Germany is the third with 21 pre-proposals (lead in 5). The Netherlands is in 19 pre-proposals (lead in 6). Turkey is the fifth most frequently represented partner country, taking part in 6 pre-proposals (lead in 2).
|Tot. num. of pre-proposals each country participates in:||21||3||19||29||6||6||6||6||23|
|Lead in how many projects:||5||6||19||2||6|
Distributions of pre-proposals on thematic areas and countries:
|Total number of projects in each area||DE||GR||NL||NO||RO||ES||CH||TR||UK|
|Storage & EOR||6||3||1||3||5||1||1||2||1||4|
|Full CCS chain||3||2||3||3||1||1||2|
|Applied funding from ACT countries||€|
|DE||20 198 905|
|NL||18 565 584|
|NO||47 664 797|
|RO||1 148 000|
|ES||1 136 129|
|CH||5 466 641|
|TR||1 568 316|
|UK||23 122 413|
There are seven large projects (applying for more than € 3 M) and 31 small projects (applying for less than € 3 M).
What happens next?
Now the pre-proposals are being read and evaluated by the ACT partner countries.
In the end of September the whole ACT consortium will be gathered for the final evaluation-meeting of the first round of the ACT call. They will come to a decision about which projects will go through to phase 2 of the application process, where the deadline for submitting the full proposal is the 16th of January 2017.