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Commission publishes third call proposals in the field of non nuclear energy

The European Commission has now published a third call for proposals for RTD actions under the specific programme for research, technological development and demonstration on 'Energy, environment and sustainable development' (EESD).

The call relates to non-nuclear energy RTD activities as defined under Key Actions 5 and 6 of the EESD component of the EU's Fifth RTD Framework programme.

The call opens up the following areas of the work programme:

- Key Action 5: Cleaner energy systems, including renewable energies:

- - 5.1 Large scale generation of electricity and/or heat with reduced carbon dioxide emissions from coal, biomass and other fuels, including combined heat and power;
- - - 5.1.2 More efficient energy conversion processes or cycles, including combustion efficiency.

- - 5.2 Development and demonstration, including for decentralised generation of the main new and renewable energy sources, in particular, biomass, wind and solar technologies and of fuel cells;
- - - 5.2.1 Biomass (including waste) conversion systems;
- - - 5.2.2 Wind energy optimisation;
- - - 5.2.3 Cost efficient photovoltaic;
- - - 5.2.4 Solar thermal concentrating systems;
- - - 5.2.5 Other renewable energies;
- - - 5.2.6 Efficient, reliable and cost effective fuel cell systems.

- - - 5.3 Integration of new and renewable energy sources into energy systems:
- - - 5.3.1 Integrating renewable energy sources into the grid and stand alone systems;
- - - 5.3.2 Hybrid systems;
- - - 5.3.3 Improving the acceptability of renewables.

- - - 5.4 Cost effective environmental abatement technologies for power production;
- - - 5.4.1 Reduction of local and global environment degrading emissions.

- Key Action 6: Economic and Efficient energy for a competitive Europe:

- - - 6.1 Technologies for the rational and efficient end use of energy;
- - - 6.1.3 Efficient space heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting systems and domestic appliances, and integration of renewable into buildings;
- - - 6.1.4 Transport combustion optimisation with cleaner hydrocarbon and alternative transport fuels (limited to the production of alternative fuels for fuel cells including hydrogen);
- - - 6.1.5 Hybrid and electric drivelines, and energy storage and conversion devices (limited to fuel cells and associated processors, including on-board hydrogen production and storage;
- - - 6.1.6 Providing innovative public and private transport means (limited to fuel cell driven vehicles and associated infrastructure).

- - - 6.3 Technologies for storage of energy on both macro and micro scale;
- - - 6.3.1 Optimising power quality, by means of energy storage, for stand-alone renewable and hybrid systems and for transport (limited to renewables systems)
- - - 6.5 Improving the efficiency of new and renewable energy sources;
- - - 6.5.1 Cost effective wind turbine components;
- - - 6.5.2 Cost effective components for photovoltaic modules systems and solar thermal concentrating systems;
- - - 6.5.3 Cost effective components for biomass and waste.

The deadline for submission of shared cost actions is 31 May 2000. For concerted actions and the thematic networks there are two deadlines - 31 May 2000 and 1 September 2000. Some 100 million euro is available to fund proposals to this call.

All the documents needed to respond to this call, including the official call text are available from the CORDIS FP5 webservice at:

URL: http://cordis.europa.eu/eesd/calls/b_200001.htm

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