Following the submission of 138 project proposals in March 2022, the Commission has announced, on 12th July, the 17 projects that will receive a total of €1.8 billion in funding under the second call for large-scale innovative clean-tech projects of the Innovation Fund.

Out of the 17 projects that were selected, 7 employ Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and/or Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) elements. These are located in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Iceland, Poland, and Sweden (2 projects), and involve the sectors of cement (3 projects), lime, chemicals, and synthetic fuels. One project specifically covers CO2 storage infrastructure.

Key elements about the announcement are highlighted in this ZEP briefing.