ACT Second Call

Basic Information

The intention of ACT is to facilitate the emergence of CCUS by accelerating and maturing CCUS technology through targeted financing of innovation and research activities. ACT will address the technological, environmental, social and economic challenges required to accelerate CCUS.

Network ACT
Aim of the joint call For the first ACT call, published in 2016, a total of 10 partners from 9 European countries joined forces and together with top-up funding from the European Commission made 37 million Euros available for research and innovation actions related to CO2 Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS). The initiative is called ACT – Accelerating CCUS Technologies. The ambition of ACT is to facilitate the emergence of CCUS via transnational funding of projects aimed at accelerating and maturing CCUS technology application through targeted innovation and research activities. There were 8 projects funded under the first call.
Type of joint call Two Stages - Call with pre-proposals and full proposals submissions
Launch date 04/06/2018
Deadline Pre-Proposal 12/09/2018 Submitted proposal: 47
Deadline Full-Proposal 01/03/2019 Submitted proposal: 29
Evaluation End Date 03/05/2019 Successful proposal: 12 Proposals funded: 12
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding n/a
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Energy
Type of research
  • Applied Research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks n/a

Organisations Participating

Country Organisation
France Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)
Germany Project Management Juelich / Research Centre Juelich (PTJ/FZJ)
Greece General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT)
Netherlands Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)
Norway Gassnova SF (GSF)
Norway Research Council of Norway (RCN)
Romania Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
Spain Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Switzerland Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC)
Türkiye The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
United States Department of Energy (DoE)

Funded Projects

Acronym Title Start End No. partners
AC2COM Accelerating Carbon Capture using Oxyfuel technology in Ceme... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 11
ACTOM ACT on Offshore Monitoring 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 7
ANICA Advanced Indirectly Heated Carbonate Looping Process 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 12
DIGIMON DigiMon - Digital Monitoring of CO2 storage projects 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 13
FUNMIN Fundamental Studies of Mineral Carbonation with Application ... 01/09/2019 28/02/2022 5
LAUNCH LAUNCH - Lowering absorption uncertainty and costs by predic... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 10
MemCCSea Innovative membrane systems for CO2 capture and storage at sea 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 7
NEWEST-CCS Negative Emissions in the Waste to Energy Sector: Technologi... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 6
PRISMA Process-Informed design of tailor-made Sorbent Materials for... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 4
REX-CO2 Reusing existing wells for CO2 storage operations 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 16
SENSE Assuring integrity of CO2 storage sites through ground surfa... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 15
SUCCEED Synergetic Utilisation of CO2 storage Coupled with geotherma... 01/09/2019 31/08/2022 8