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Cluster 5


Climate, Energy, Mobility

In Horizon 2020 these were separate clusters but climate, energy and mobility have been merged into one to create synergies that contribute to the general goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

Your NCP contacts for this programme

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Alfons Vanbesien

alfons.vanbesien@vlaio.be

+32 2 553 00 73

Energy
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Bart De Caesemaeker

bart.decaesemaeker@vlaio.be

+32 2 432 42 49

About this programme

This cluster encompasses the transition to greenhouse gas neutrality of the energy and mobility sectors by 2050 at the latest. While most calls are about creating a more sustainable environment, there is also attention for other topics like safety in transport or digitization of the energy and mobility sector. These objectives take shape through 6 destinations:

  1. Destination 1 fosters climate science and thus helps to identify effective and efficient pathways and responses to climate change;
  2. Destination 2 supports different cross-cutting technologies and solutions for climate, energy and mobility applications;
  3. Destination 3 is about making energy supply more sustainable, secure and competitive;
  4. Destination 4 is focusing on reducing energy demand of buildings and industry and enabling their more active role in a smart energy system;
  5. Destination 5 increases the competitiveness and climate/environmental performance of different transport modes;
  6. Destination 6 advances mobility services and solutions at system level for passengers and goods.

 

As an integral part of Horizon Europe, a set of EU Missions aims to deliver solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing Europe. Notably two missions (adaptation to climate change + climate neutral and smart cities) are linked to cluster 5 as they both strive to achieve the same objective of a more climate-friendly industry and society.

The New European Bauhaus also merits to be mentioned in this respect as it focuses on a more esthetic, inclusive and sustainable way of construction.

Areas of activity

  • Climate science and solutions
  • Energy systems and grids
  • Communities and cities
  • Industrial competitiveness in transport
  • Smart mobility
  • Energy supply
  • Buildings and industrial facilities in energy transition
  • Sustainable construction
  • Clean, safe and accessible transport and mobility
  • Energy storage
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Testimonial

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RUSTICA - Converting organic residues into bio-based fertiliser products

The RUSTICA project obtained funding under Horizon 2020, more in particular under the topic ‘Closing nutrient cycles’.  RUSTICA focuses on demonstration and implementation of circular bio-based nutrient valorisation chains, focusing on waste from the fruit and vegetable agro-food system. The project kicked off in 2021 and will run until 2024. It will use a strong multi-actor approach to co-create both socio-economic and technological knowledge in four case study regions in Europe and one in Colombia. The Flanders-based company DRANCO is one of the project partners and acts as technical project manager for the entire project. DRANCO participates in the project to develop its own technologies, to network and to help make the transition to a more circular based economy.

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