EnCO2re will add new workstreams in the second half of 2016 and is looking for:
- Projects related to any element of the CO2 value chain, from capture to conversion, and logistics
- Organisations that bring industrial and/or start-up perspectives with pathways to commercialisation
- Technologies and demonstrations for CO2-based products, especially intermediates and polymers
- Business-model innovations that support the development of a CO2 re-use value chain
- Other innovations, including incentives, that advance progress toward large-scale re-use of CO2
The call is structured in two phases. The first phase requests a short Expression of Interest using a common template by 27 May. In the EnCO2re Call profile you can find more details on the call. You will find some help and guidelines for completing the EoI here. Successful ideas that meet the call interests and requirements will be invited soon after 10 June to submit a full proposal by 1 July.
Because the programme is an open innovation programme and would like to be as inclusive as possible, all parties interested in joining enCO2re are urged to submit an EoI, even if they do not have a project that can begin in 2016. All submissions should be emailed to Ted Grozier at Climate-KIC.
EnCO2re is an innovation and market development programme for CO2 re-use. Their vision is a balanced and prosperous market for re-used CO2, beginning with a focus on polymers and chemical intermediates. Their ambition is large-scale CO2 re-use through the establishment of a CO2 value chain.
EnCO2re was co-initiated by Climate-KIC and industry partner Covestro, forming a consortium of 12 European partners from industry and research sectors. The programme has a comprehensive approach towards CO2 re-use and comprises activities in technology development, product development, technology acceptance, ecological assessments and market development.
EnCO2re is pronounced like the French word encore, meaning “again,” in reference to the re-use of CO2 the programme aims to enable.
The initial open innovation consortium consists of 12 European partners: Bayer Technology Services, Chalmers University of Technology, Covestro, Imperial College London, Johanneberg Science Park, Engie Labs, Mines ParisTech, RWTH Aachen, TU Berlin, TU Delft, University of Copenhagen and Wuppertal Institut.