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A new page called Open Topics has been published. To overview the topics which are open in current calls for proposals, please access this new section by clicking on the icon visible on all pages of the FP7-Energy service.


The objective of energy research under FP7 is to aid the creation and establishment of the technologies necessary to adapt the current energy system into a more sustainable, competitive and secure one. It should also depend less on imported fuels and use a diverse mix of energy sources, in particular renewables, energy carriers and non polluting sources.

Why is it important?

Growing global demand for energy to power economic development and growth demands the development of cost-effective technologies for a more sustainable energy economy for Europe (and world-wide) to ensure that European industry can compete successfully on the global stage.

What will be funded?

The EU Member States and the European Parliament have earmarked a total of € 2.35 billion for funding this theme over the duration of FP7.

Emphasis will be given to the following activities :

  • Hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Renewable electricity generation
  • Renewable fuel production
  • Renewables for heating and cooling
  • CO2 capture and storage technologies for zero emission power generation
  • Clean Coal Technologies
  • Smart energy networks
  • Energy efficiency and savings
  • Knowledge for energy policy making

Overview of topics that are open in current calls for proposals.

Last updated on: 2012-05-25