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Invitation to tender for JOULE-THERMIE programme

The Commission of the European Communities is inviting the submission of proposals for demonstration projects under its specific programme for research and technological development, including demonstration, in the field of non-nuclear energy (JOULE/THERMIE). In conformity wi...

The Commission of the European Communities is inviting the submission of proposals for demonstration projects under its specific programme for research and technological development, including demonstration, in the field of non-nuclear energy (JOULE/THERMIE). In conformity with Article 5.1 of the Council Decision adopting the specific programme, a work programme has been drawn up setting out the detailed scientific and technological objectives and types of actions to be undertaken, and the financial arrangements to be made for them. The objectives and the demonstration activities covered by this call for proposals relate to areas described in the work programme and include: - Chapter 2: Rational Use of Energy (RUE), including: . 2.1: RUE in buildings; . 2.2: RUE in industry; . 2.3: Energy industry and fuel cells; . 2.4: RUE in transport; - Chapter 3: Renewable Energy Sources (RES), including: . 3.2: Solar photovoltaic; . 3.4: Wind energy; . 3.5: Energy from biomass plus waste; . 3.6: Hydroelectric plant; . 3.7: Geothermal energy; . 3.8: Further options (solar thermal); - Chapter 4: Fossil fuels, including: . 4.1: Clean technologies for solid fuels; . 4.4: Hydrocarbons. The Community's contribution to demonstration projects will not normally exceed 40% of the total eligible costs. As a general rule, demonstration projects should involve at least two non-affiliated partners from different Member States or from at least one Member State and one Associated State. Detailed information about procedures and eligibility for the submission of proposals, the selection criteria, the principles governing the Community's contribution and the contract that will be established with successful candidates is available on request from the Commission's services. All correspondence concerning this call, as well as proposals (1 original and 25 copies for demonstration projects) should be sent to: European Commission DG XVII-D 226 avenue de Tervuren B-1150 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2957485; Fax +32-2-2950577 Telex: COMEU B21877