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Call for proposals for 'Sustainable Industry Low Carbon Scheme (SILC I)'

Combating climate change and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases is a high priority of the European Union, and the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) is one of its flagship initiatives. Through a market-based mechanism for trading greenhouse gases based on allowances, it is expected to create an incentive for energy intensive industries to reduce their GHG emissions, mainly CO2.

Within this framework, Sustainable Industry Low Carbon (SILC) is an EU grant scheme that aims to find technological and non-technological innovation measures which would allow energy intensive manufacturing and process industries to reduce their GHG emissions while maintaining their competitiveness. SILC I focuses on the short term (from 2011 to 2013), while SILC II is the second phase that ends in 2020.

The SILC I call for proposals aims to identify and select sector-specific or cross-sectoral industrial projects for improving the GHG emission performance of installations under the EU ETS.
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