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Find out more about the added value we will give to your Horizon Europe 2024 proposals!

Still don’t know the themes of Horizon Europe for this year? We tell you about them, along with all the value that CETIM can bring to the proposals.

CETIM has participated in several European programmes from 2015 to 2023. Here you can see a graphic map of all the calls in which we have participated to date:

 

Horizon Europe Cluster 5 Energy & Mobility

 

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-02 A competitive and sustainable European battery value chain

DEADLINE: 5th September 2024 (17:00)

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-02-02 Post-Li-ion technologies and relevant manufacturing techniques for mobility applications (Generation 5) (RIA)

 

  • Development of a la carte non-active materials from bio-based sources to enhance cathode properties (mechanical/thermal stability) for Li-S batteries.
  • Development of cathodic materials for Mg-ion batteries such as spinel oxides using low cost and sustainable metals (Fe, Mn, Mg, etc.) by solid-state method, thermal treatment can be carried out in inert atmosphere (nitrogen) and air.
  • Coating for cathodes by using lignin and cellulose as carbonaceous precursor to improve the cyclability of the cathodic materials.
  • Synthesis of highly porous carbon materials from different residues such as biomass and algae to produce anodes in MIBs by thermal treatment in inert atmosphere (nitrogen). Improvement of the physical properties of carbonaceous materials with a chemical activation by using sustainable and eco-friendly materials.
  • Improvement the porosity and the wettability of separators based on coating as a sustainable alternative.
  • Electrolyte synthesis based on hybrid ionogels framed to provide greater safety: electrolyte mixture based on ternary mixtures based on ionic liquids (i. e. imidazolium based), nonpolar solvent (i. e. ether or carbonates) and lithium salts (i. e. LiBF4, LiNO3 or LiTFSI).
  • Development of Safe and Sustainable by Design analysis applying the framework development a whole life cycle assessment including sustainability.

 

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D2-02-03 Size & weight reduction of cell and packaging of batteries system, integrating lightweight and functional materials, innovative thermal management and safe by design approach (IA)

 

  • Development of non-active materials with fire retardant properties.
  • Development of Safe and Sustainable by Design analysis applying the framework development a whole life cycle assessment including sustainability, costs, safety and social aspects to battery solutions and materials.m

 

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02 Sustainable, secure and competitive energy supply

DEADLINE: 4th February 2025 (17:00)

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-02 Development of next generation synthetic renewable fuel technologies

 

  • Biological and thermochemical technologies for the production of chemicals from different waste sources.
  • Obtention of renewable gases from processes (hydrogen, biomethane).
  • Sustainability analysis of products and processes (LCA/LCC/s-LCA)

 

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D3-02-03 Development of smart concepts of integrated energy driven bio-refineries for co-production of advanced biofuels, bio-chemicals and biomaterials

 

  • Valorisation of waste streams via biorefinery and new value chains to obtain renewable gases (H2, biomethane…), materials (biopolymers, biochar, oils), food ingredients (nutrients, proteins, bioactive compounds, etc.).
  • Sustainability analysis of products and processes (LCA/LCC/s-LCA)

 

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-02 Efficient, sustainable and inclusive energy use

DEADLINE: 4th February 2025 (17:00)

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-02-01 Industrialisation of sustainable and circular deep renovation workflows (Built4People) (IA)

 

  • Development of demo-site in Atlantic climate conditions
  • Novel, natural and/or recycled insulation materials for improved energy efficiency.
  • New alkaline/ geopolymers binders, mortars and concretes from waste and by-products (CDW, mining waste, ashes, slag, etc.) with differential properties and lower carbon footprint.
  • Sustainability assessment & application of SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-02-02 Robotics and other automated solutions for construction, renovation and maintenance in a sustainable built environment (Built4People) (RIA)

 

  • Testing of 3D printing materials (pilot 3D printing systems up to 2.5×3.0x2.0 m).
  • Development of 3D printing materials: recycled (ashes, CDW, mining waste); bio-based (shellfish residues).
  • Formulation and design of biobased additives as fillers, etc(cellulose, algae, etc.)

 

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-02-03 BIM-based processes and digital twins for facilitating and optimising circular energy renovation (Built4People) (IA)

 

  • Sensor networks: design and implementation of wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSAN), firmware development and multi-platform software. Study of communications and integration in existing applications.
  • Integration of sensor networks with digital twins.

 

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D4-02-04 Design for adaptability, reuse and deconstruction of existing buildings, in line with the principles of circular economy (Built4People) (RIA)

 

Development of constructive and renovation solutions:

  • Novel, natural and/or recycled insulation materials for improved energy efficiency.
  • New alkaline/ geopolymers binders, mortars and concretes from waste and by-products (CDW, mining waste, ashes, slag, etc.) with differential properties and lower carbon footprint.

Sustainability assessment & application of SSbD framework

 

Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-02 Overcoming barriers and delivering innovative solutions to enable the green transition

DEADLINE: 24th September 2024 (17:00)

HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-02-3: Overcoming barriers and delivering innovative solutions to enable the green transition

  • Development of technologies to overcome water scarcity in line with circular economy concepts of water cycle including desalination, recovery of minerals from water, fertiliser production, biopolymer production etc.

 

Circular Bio-based Europe

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024

DEADLINE: 18th September 2024 (17:00)

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IAFlag-01 Bio-based value chains for valorisation of nature-positive oil crops (IA FLAG)

 

  • Conversion of natural oils into biomatrices and bioadditives for biobased thermostable polymers (PU foams, coatings, adhesives, epoxy resins, etc.) with improved properties (products with antioxidant, antimicrobial properties, UV filter, fire resistance, etc.).
  • Enzymatic processes for oil extraction and conversion into building blocks. Valorisation of side streams in oil conversion (oil processing, crop side streams..etc.).
  • Integration of SSbD framework & sustainability assessment of products and processes

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IAFlag-02 Bio-based dedicated platform chemicals via cost-effective, sustainable and resource-efficient conversion of sustainably sourced bio-based feedstock (IA FLAG)

 

  • Platform chemicals (matrices, fillers & additives) with highly demanded properties like hydrophobic, oleophobic, antimicrobial, enhanced mechanical, thermal & chemical resistance, fire retardant, self-healing, UV-blocking or antioxidant, from available bio-based lignocellulosic feedstocks (KL & cellulose) (physical and/or chemical modification such as epoxidation, acrylation, sulfometilation, grafting, cationisation, silanisation, among others)
  • Validation in market-relevant applications such as enhanced thermoplastic and thermostable polymers for automotive/packaging/construction (bulk, adhesives, coatings); papers, detergents, textile (coating).
  • Sustainability assessment and cost assessment to analyse the reduction in CAPEX/OPEX; integration of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IA-01 Bio-based materials and products for biodegradable in-soil applications (IA)

 

  • Soil biodegradability assessment (testing materials developed, or pilot scale validation)
  • Sustainability assessment & application of SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IA-02 Sustainable micro-algae as feedstock for innovative, added-value applications (IA)

 

Separation and purification:

  • Separation technologies for microalgae harvesting.
  • Downstream purification of target products.

 

Added-value compounds and their applications:

  • Development of algal cellulose as biodegradable plastic materials and its derivates (nanocellulose) for bioplastic applications (packaging, coatings) (enzymatic, chemical cellulose hydrolysis)
  • Development of carbonaceous materials from micro-algae feedstock to be used into lithium-ion/sodium-ion batteries.
  • Use of microalgae for water treatment.
  • Extraction of proteins from microalgae. Adsorbent- based microalgae for CO2 and metals capture.

 

Sustainability:

  • Sustainability assessment & application of SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IA-03 Enlarging the portfolio of commercially produced SSbD solvents (IA) Bio-based solvents

 

  • LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IA-04 Circular and SSbD bio-based construction & building materials with functional properties (IA)

 

Added-value applications:

  • Developing hot pressed wood and wool based prototype panels with enhanced biobinders
  • Bio-PUR insulating foams from chemically modified lignin, vegetable oils and/or from the chemical depolymerization of polyurethane foam waste to recover the starting polyol
  • Fire retardant additives and antifungal additives both from lignin and cellulose.

 

Sustainability:

  • LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IA-05 Selective and sustainable (co)-production of lignin-derived aromatics (IA)

 

  • Thermochemical processes for the obtention of aromatics and its downstream conversion. Chemical hydrolysis, molecular breaking through oxidation, depolimerisation of Lignin (kraft, organosolv, alkali, etc.) to obtain lignin building blocks (phenols, xylenes, toluenes, catechols, vainillin, etc.). Chemical modification through epoxidation, acrylation, sulfometilation, grafting to be applied into different final products (thermoplastic and thermostable polymers, bitumen, solvents, pesticides, etc.)
  • LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IA-06 Innovative bio-based adhesives and binders for circular products meeting market requirements (IA)

 

  • Bio-based adhesives and binders with alternatives to formaldehyde, DGEBA or fluorochemicals (biomatrices, bioadditives and biofillers derived from lignin, cellulose and vegetable oils). Lignin, cellulose functionalisation (enzymatic transformation, grafting, glyoxilation, alkoxylation, epoxidation, silanisation, amination, size reduction, among others). Mechanical, thermal and binding-strengh improvements.
  • Sustainability: LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-IA-07 Innovative conversion of biogenic gaseous carbon into bio-based chemicals, ingredients, materials (IA)

 

  • CO2 capture and conversion into valuable chemicals or biopolymers using biological (Enzymatic, bacteria…) and electro-photocatalytic processes. Downstream purification and recovery of target chemicals/materials.
  • LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-RIA-01 Valorisation of polluted/ contaminated wood residues from industrial and post-consumer waste streams (RIA)

 

Sorting:

 

  • Digital sorting tools -hardware & software- to classify and separate wood waste.
  • Establishment of (smart, novel, and/or easy to use) tools / methodological approaches for: Evaluation of the organic carbon contain, evaluation of the physical and chemical impurity, characterization of the wood chemical contents and its relative quantity, classification of wood for decontamination and recycling process (decision making phase for the most adequate decontamination and recycling route)

 

Decontamination:

 

  • Bioremediation (microbial, enzymatic) for the removal of inorganic contaminants from treated wood.
  • Chemical processes (acid extraction) for the decontamination of treated wood
  • Combination of chemical and biological processes for the decontamination of treated wood

 

Valorisation & applications:

 

  • Valorisation of wood residues and food waste obtaining different products: lignin, cellulose and their derivates. Different applications as biomatrices, additives, coatings on wood, textile, plastic, paper, board & other sectors.
  • Obtention of biochar from wood residues by pyrolysis process: soil amendment and fertilizer (coupling biochar with crop growing nutrients).
  • Reuse of the recycled metal ions for wood treatment

 

Sustainability:

 

  • LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-RIA-02 Biotech routes to obtain bio-based chemicals/ materials replacing animal-derived ones (RIA)

 

  • Cellulose, cellulose nanofibers as bio-based alternatives to collagen. Applications on cosmetics, textiles.
  • Fungal derived lignin as bio-based alternatives to collagen. Applications on cosmetics, textiles.
  • Enzymatic and biological production routes for chemicals (fatty acids, proteins, peptides, carbohydrates, antioxidants, etc). Selection of indigenous microorganisms for environment to obtain improvements fermentation process, and further sequencing, metagenomic and transcriptomic tools.
  • Sustainability: LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-RIA-03 Sustainable, bio-based alternatives for crop protection (RIA)

 

  • Bio-based pesticides from lignin-based agro-chemicals, and other pesticide dispersant and carrier for sustained release. Soil improver and plant growth regulator.
  • Oil extracts, microbial consortia with crop protection properties, wood vinegar from waste-crop residues.
  • LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-RIA-04 SSbD bio-based coating materials for applications under demanding and/or extreme conditions (RIA)

 

Obtention of bio-based compounds:

  • Formulation of bio-based coatings from biomatrices, bioadditives and biofillers derived from lignin, cellulose and vegetable oils. Their modification to fulfil the following properties: high durability, antioxidant, UV filter, resistance to fire, bactericide, antifouling, hydrophobic, resistance to fire, etc.

 

LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework

 

HORIZON-JU-CBE-2024-RIA-05 Innovative bio-based food/feed ingredients (other than proteins) (RIA)

 

  • LCA, LCC and social s-LCA assessment & application of the SSbD framework
  • Enzymatic and biological production routes for chemicals (fatty acids, bioactive peptides, antioxidants,…)

 

Missions and Cross-cutting Activities

HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA Mission Climate

DEADLINE: 18th September 2024 (17:00)

HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-07 Demonstration of solutions specifically suited to rural areas and small/ medium size population local communities (IA)

 

  • Development of pilot Nature Based Solutions for water treatment and reuse with innovative materials, microorganisms and optimised operation conditions: pollutants removal, water scarcity solutions. Possibility to engage stakeholders in Spain for the development of the pilot.
  • Deployment of a tracking digital platform to control, enhance and enable the sharing of the agricultural products and subproducts, through blockchain and IoT technology.
  • IoT, artificial vision (including satellite image processing) and sensing applications to ensure the intelligent management of the crops.
  • Sustainability assessment of the solutions applying Life Cycle Assessment methodology.

 

HORIZON-MISS-2024-CLIMA-01-09 Systemic and cross-sectoral solutions for climate resilience, tailored to the local needs of regions and local authorities (IA)

 

  • Pilot Nature Based Solutions for the reuse of water
  • Development of industrial symbiosis cases in different locations in Spain
  • Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) or membranes with nanocellulose for decontamination of water
  • Sustainability assessment of the solutions applying Life Cycle Assessment methodology.
  • Artificial Intelligence application to detect patterns based on historical data. Digital Twins to evaluate different actuation scenarios.

 

HORIZON-MISS-2024-OCEAN Mission Ocean

DEADLINE: 18th September 2024 (17:00)

HORIZON-MISS-2024-OCEAN-01-03 Atlantic and Arctic Sea basin lighthouse, Mediterranean Sea basin lighthouse, Baltic and North Sea basin lighthouse – Reducing the environmental impacts of fisheries on marine species and habitats (IA)

 

  • Development of bio-based polymers to be applied in the manufacture of gears and other materials like boxes and containers reducing the carbon footprint of the fisheries.
  • Recycling technologies for the materials
  • Artificial Intelligence application to detect patterns based on historical data. Digital Twins to evaluate different actuation scenarios.
  • IoT, artificial vision (including satellite image processing) and sensing applications to control de different aquatic ecosystems.
  • Sustainability assessment of the solutions applying Life Cycle Assessment methodology.

 

HORIZON-MISS-2024-SOIL Mission Soil

DEADLINE: 8th October 2024 (17:00)

HORIZON-MISS-2024-SOIL-01-01 Co-creating solutions for soil health in Living Labs (RIA)

 

  • Development of a living lab on forest areas in link with the stakeholders of the region -forest associations in Galicia and North Portugal, innovative SMEs, etc.-.
  • Technology developer of solutions for soil restoration anti erosion and after events like fires, droughts etc.
  • Implementation of amendment strategies based on the circular economy of forest wastes: Synthesis of bio-based hydrogels from nanocellulose or lignin and their use as soil amendments.
  • Sustainability assessment of the solutions.

 

HORIZON-MISS-2024-SOIL-01-02 Living Labs in urban areas for healthy soils (RIA)

 

  • Development of a living lab in contact with the key stakeholders.
  • Technology developer of solutions for soil restoration and pollutant elimination.
  • Technology developer of solutions based on lignocellulosic materials to be used in soil amendment: such as, lignin modification to develop adsorbents that retain aluminium and synthesis of a biodegradable composite employing lignin which acts as a quelating agent to wash soil contaminated with heavy metals. Obtention of nanocellulose and its chemical modification to develop modified nanocellulose based adsorbents to decrease heavy metal pollution in soil. Slow-release fertilizer technologies based on cellulose and lignin nanoparticles.
  • Sustainability assessment of the solutions.

 

HORIZON-MISS-2024-SOIL-01-06 Harnessing the multifunctional potential of soil biodiversity for healthy cropping systems (IA)

 

  • Development and testing of microbiome solutions.
  • Development of a pilot site with farming stakeholders of the region.
  • IoT, artificial vision (including satellite image processing) and sensing applications to control de different ecosystems.
  • Sustainability assessment of the solutions.

 

HORIZON-MISS-2024-SOIL-01-08 Managing forest peatsoils (RIA)

 

  • Anti-drainage systems based in fungi and other microbiome boosting the vegetation growth
  • Development of decision-making tools based through collaboration with digital tools for classification and valorisation based on physicochemical characterization strategies (degree of humification, degree of decomposition or transformation of the original lignocellulosic plant materials, etc.)
  • Valorisation of products from peatsoil biochar, production of pyrolytic products, lignocellulosic materials (lignin and cellulose obtaining and physico-chemical modification), etc. Application on sodium-ion batteries as carbon-based alternative (after carbonisation)
  • Sustainability assessment of the solutions and management practices.

 

HORIZON-MISS-2024-CIT Mission Cities

DEADLINE: 8th October 2024 (17:00)

HORIZON-MISS-2024-CIT-01-04 Integrated peri-urban areas in the transition towards climate neutrality (IA)

 

  • CETIM can contribute to this topic by technology developer of recycling and re-use processes
    • Development and upscaling of processes for the obtention of raw materials from waste sources (metals, chemical compounds with high added value, biopolymers, biochar, oils…), renewable gases (hydrogen, biomethane), food ingredients (nutrients, proteins, peptides, bioactive compounds, etc.).
    • Recycling (mechanical and chemical recycling including pyrolisis) for the obtention of thermoplastic and thermoset polymeric formulations of synthetic, bio (from oils, lignin, etc.)
    • Recycled insulation materials for improved sustainability of construction
    • Wide port-folio of technologies for water re-use and valorisation of the water cycle
    • Strategies for the development of batteries for stationary storage with greater efficiency and safety (strategies based on biomaterials, semi-solid electrolytes). Pouch cells evaluation – 15Ah.
  • Sustainability assessment by Life Cycle Assessment methodology
  • Deployment of a tracking digital platform to control, enhance and enable the sharing of the wastes susceptible to be recovered, through blockchain and IoT technology.

 

HORIZON-MISS-2024-NEB New European Bauhaus

DEADLINE: 19th September 2024 (17:00)

HORIZON-MISS-2024-NEB-01-01 Exploiting the potential of secondary bio-based products (RIA)

 

  • Technology developer of a wide variety of insulation bio-based materials from secondary streams (wood waste, agricultural waste, wool, etc.) for construction, increasing the energy efficiency addressing properties like thermal and acoustic.
  • Designing the development of novel wood adhesive and binding materials from biopolymer obtained from waste wood and other wood deriving industrial wastes.
  • Development of decision-making tools based on lignocellulosic chemical content for efficient recycling processes of wood waste.
  • Development of functionalized cellulose and lignin nanoparticles as specific additives in the production of engineered wood products
  • Exploring innovative route of wood fine particles surface modification to expand their industrial applicability
  • Sustainability assessment of the solutions and management practices.

 

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