The new funding call “Electrochemical Materials and Processes for Green Hydrogen and Green Chemistry” has been released by the Federal Ministries of Education and Research (BMBF) and Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) (ECCM).
They are seeking suggestions for research projects in the areas of electrochemical materials and processes for green hydrogen and green chemistry in collaboration with the Dutch Research Council.
The goals of the joint initiatives between German and Dutch partners are to combine their respective strengths. Therefore, they should create novel and useful techniques and solutions for green chemistry and hydrogen. Partners from research through industry to end users should be included in the project ideas along the full innovation chain.
The production of hydrogen through electrolysis, hydrogen storage, PtX technologies and downstream processes for the creation of energy carriers and “green” chemicals, electro-synthesis and electrochemical conversion, material and process technology for the aforementioned processes, design and manufacturing processes for technologies for green hydrogen, as well as system design and system integration, are among the topics on which researchers can submit designs.
Only initiatives that are deemed promising and deserving of funding by both the German and Dutch sides are eligible for sponsorship. They must show a proven increase in value over solely national programs and foster partner cooperation. The project sponsors in the Netherlands (NWO) and Germany keep an eye on the projects (PtJ). Five million euros each from Germany and the Netherlands will be used to sponsor five to fifteen collaborative initiatives.