ETS Innovation fund: CO2 valorisation part of the portfolio

The first call of the ETS Innovation fund is expected to be launched in July 2020 and will consider CCU as one of the focus areas for projects.

The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), the world’s largest carbon pricing system, is providing the revenues for the Innovation Fund from the auctioning of 450 million allowances from 2020 to 2030, as well as any unspent funds from the NER300 programme.



CO2 valorisation in the European Green Deal

CO2 valorisation will play a major role in the upcoming European Green Deal Call. According to the proposal, potential projects are expected to demonstrate industrial application and therefore increase the TRL from 4-5 to 7 in the course of the projects. Projects can have a duration of up to 5 years and should have a major impact on the advancement of the field.


New ERA-NET ACT call published

Following the successful ACT1 and ACT2 calls in 2016 and 2018 respectively, which resulted in twenty research projects being funded, the new ACT Call invites transnational research proposals that address the technological, environmental, social and economic challenges required to accelerate CCUS.

Call Text ACT3 [PDF, 758.99 KB, not barrierefree]


New German funding measure "CO2-WIN"

With "CO2-WIN" on the way to industrial application (© industrieblick -

In February, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) started its newest dedicated funding measure for CO2 valorisation: "CO2 as a sustainable source of carbon - Pathways to industrial application (CO2-WIN)".


Flanders joins the PHOENIX Initiative

Logo of the Flemish Government

Flanders is officially joining the PHOENIX Initiative as a core partner. The members of the PHOENIX Initiative are delighted and are looking forward to a good collaboration.


Presentation of PHOENIX at ICCDU 2019

Th entrance with a poster to the ICCDU conference is visible.
A warm welcome to the ICCDU 2019 in Aachen (© PtJ)

The PHOENIX Initiative presented the newest activities at the International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU 2019) in Aachen.

Presentation PHOENIX at ICCDU 2019 [PDF, 908.01 KB, not barrierefree]


BMBF launched new funding measure for CO2 valorisation

With "CO2-WIN", the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has launched its newest funding measure focussing on CO2 valorisation. Deadline for proposals is the 15th of November 2018.


Presentation of PHOENIX at ACHEMA 2018

The picture shows the ACHEMA booth of the BMBF
The BMBF booth on CO2 valorisation at the ACHEMA 2018 (© PtJ)

The PHOENIX initiative was presented to an interested audience at this year's ACHEMA in Frankfurt. The presentation was part of the CO2 valorisation session on European perspectives. 

Presentation ACHEMA [PDF, 899.5 KB, not barrierefree]


Scientific Advice Mechanism High Level Group publishes opinion on CCU

The Group of Chief Scientific Advisors' opinion on Novel Carbon Capture and Utilisation has been published on Wednesday, the 23rd of May 2018.


Results of the European Stakeholder Workshop

On 22nd of March the first PHOENIX European Stakeholder workshop took part. A summary of the working groups is now available.

In the workshop in Frankfurt the participants discussed the future of CO2 valorisation in the European context with a strong focus on demonstration and subsequent implementation of technologies. The summary as well as the guiding questions are now available to download.

Guiding questions [PDF, 382.47 KB, not barrierefree] Workshop summary [PDF, 206.41 KB, not barrierefree]