20 June 2023
We are very pleased to inform you that the European Commission has just published the report “Scaling up innovative technologies for climate neutrality”, which analyses 184 demonstrator projects for climate neutrality in energy-intensive industries: among them, also intelWATT project has been quoted.
The projects include innovative clean technology areas such as electrification, the integration of hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS), circularity and energy efficiency. They have been tested in various energy intensive industrial plants, notably chemicals, cement, steel, glass, paper, ceramics, and oil refineries throughout the EU.
The demonstrators are at different stages of maturity (technology readiness levels) and are not yet on the market. They have been financed by EU instruments (mostly by Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, and the Innovation Fund), and by individual EU countries through Important Projects of Common European Interests (IPCEIs).
The report points to the need for follow-up investments for these clean technologies to enter the market by 2030 and to significantly contribute to the EU climate goals of 2050.
intelWATT project has been inserted at pages 25 and 26 among the Relevant demonstration projects in Germany and Greece, highlighting that the multi-country cooperation present in the project creates a basis for potential future cooperation on leveraging follow-up investments to bring technologies to the market.
We would like to warmly thanks our partners for the efforts put in contributing to this publication.
The report has been carried out by a Commission internal task force, led by the Directorate-Generals for Research & Innovation (DG RTD), Climate (DG CLIMA) and Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).