Federal Ministry of Education and Research ( BMBF ) has launched a Funding call
Research cooperation with Ukraine, the countries of the South Caucasus and Central Asia and Iran and provides the basis for funding international research collaborations dealing with the forward-looking topic of “Green Hydrogen”.
Cooperation with Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), Iran, the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) and Ukraine is of great strategic importance for Germany and the European Union (EU) with regard to the German National Hydrogen Strategy and the EU Hydrogen Strategy. These regions or countries have a number of advantages which are essential for generating and exporting green hydrogen. These include relatively inexpensive solar, wind and water resources, comparatively low production costs, developed transport infrastructures, geographical proximity, strong mutual interest in cooperation and, last but not least, relatively high scientific potential.
Funding will be granted under this call for projects related to the rapid development of economically competitive technologies for the sustainable production of hydrogen under realistic conditions as well as to its storage, transport and use. This also includes support projects for investigating the resulting societal implications and the potential for protecting the climate.
The project proposal outline must be submitted by the German applicant together with at least one or several scientific partner institutions from nine countries in Central Asia, Iran, the South Caucasus and/or Ukraine.
Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2021
For more information and submission procedure please see the announcement of the call.