Energy Research Programme Applied Energy Research

Country Germany
Influence of the
financing instrument
Thematic Scope all
Type R&D Project Funding
Legal/Financial Form grant

The programme supports research and innovation actions addressing all kinds of renewable energy production (optimisation of processes, energy efficiency, system integration, among others), aiding in the transition of the energy sector for a more modernized, digitized system. 

Possible usage of the funding instrument in the P2G context: In the power-to-gas context, the programme funds actions focusing on the improvement of the economic feasibility of bioenergy plants, especially through efficiency and flexibility measures. Demonstration and pilot projects with high involvement of SMEs are preferred. The development of models for sector coupling, strategies as well as sustainability assessment and life cycle analysis are also supported.

Legal Entity Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Geographic Scope Germany, cooperation with other countries depends on specific calls
Eligibility Criteria SME, research institutes
Co-Financing Rate 50% for enterprises, up to 80% for SMEs, up to 100% for research institutes
Volume Depending on specific calls
Duration Depending on specific calls
Limitations For projects in bioenergy: only projects with focus on biogenic residues and wastes are eligible
Periodicity thus far Proposals for the research focuses can be submitted continuously, specific calls are published regularly
Web Address https://www.energieforschung.de/antragsteller/foerderangebote