Benefits

LOW
CARBON
ECONOMY

  • European 2020
    energy objetives:
20%

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS
(or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990

20%

OF ENERGY FROM RENEWABLES

20%

INCREASE IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. H2020 aims to drive development in Europe and to create a sustainable economic growth.

H2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that investment in research and innovation is essential for Europe’s future and so put it at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this by coupling research to innovation and focusing on three key areas: excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science and technology that drives economic growth.

EU research funding under previous framework programmes has already brought together scientists and industry both within Europe and from around the world to find solutions to a vast array of challenges. Their innovations have improved lives, helped protect the environment and made European industry more sustainable and competitive.


MefCO2

Following the European H2020 goals…

MefCO₂ provides a valorisation alternative for captured CO₂ which contributes to building a more attractive business case around CCS.

Flexible hydrogen production from water electrolysis contributes to a more efficient operation of electric grid by absorbing surplus renewable generation and providing valuable ancillary services.

Using renewable methanol in fuels can contribute to the achievement of the EC ambitious targets for renewable energy use in 2020 and 2030 and increase its energy security and sovereignty by reducing fossil fuel imports.

See more in MefCO2 presentation

SPIRE

A.SPIRE is the European Asociation which is committed to manage and implement the SPIRE Public-Private Partnership. It represents innovative process industries, 20% of the total European manufacturing sector in employment and turnover, and more than 90 industrial and research process stakeholders from over a dozen countries spread throughout Europe. SPIRE brings together cement, ceramics, chemicals, engineering, minerals and ores, non-ferrous metals, steel and water sectors, several being world-leading sectors operating in Europe.

The mission od A.SPIRE is to ensure the development of enabling technologies and best practices along all the stages of large scale existing value chain productions that will contribute to a resource efficient process industry.

www.spire2030.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement
No 637016.

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