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Research - call for projects in coal and steel sectors

24 giugno 2016

The new RFCS call for research projects in coal and steel sectors is open until 15 September 2016 rfcs

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The Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) supports research projects in coal and steel sectors. These projects cover: production processes; application, utilisation and conversion of resources; safety at work; environmental protection and reducing CO2 emissions from coal use and steel production. The revenues generated from the assets of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) which have been transferred to the European Union in 2002 are used to support the RFCS research programme activities.

Research and technological development (RTD) shall aim to improve steel production processes with a view to enhancing product quality and increasing productivity. Reducing emissions, energy consumption and the environmental impact as well as enhancing the use of raw materials and the conservation of resources shall form an integral part of the improvements sought.

The 2016 call, with ha budget of 42,1 million of euros, foresees 2 topics:

  • RFCS-01-2016: Coal
  • RFCS-02-2016: Steel

Proposals must be submitted before 15 September 2016, 17.00 (Brussels local time).

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