This funding call is intended to support the development and intensification of research cooperation with the partner countries listed above on the topic of hydrogen and thus to realize the economic, environmental and development policy opportunities offered by transnational cooperation. The production of green hydrogen can be used to stimulate the development of local production capacities for renewable energies and to help countries which have previously focused on exporting fossil fuels to switch their supply chains to hydrogen. Research into appropriate technologies for the production, storage, transport and use of hydrogen thus constitutes an important basis for jointly addressing the opportunities and challenges of the energy transition and contributing to the achievement of the climate goal.
Under this funding call, funding will be provided for international research projects (individual or collaborative projects) which primarily aim to advance R&D cooperation between German institutions and international partners in accordance with the above-mentioned funding purpose. In addition to the participation of at least one international partner from the countries addressed in this funding call, participation of partners from third countries is also generally possible. The project outline must be submitted by the German applicant or collaborative alliance together with at least one or several scientific partner institutions from the nine specified countries in Central Asia, Iran, the South Caucasus and/or Ukraine.
In the first phase, project outlines must be submitted to the project management agency in written and/or electronic form by 30 June 2021 at the latest using the “easy-Online” electronic tool for compiling project outlines (https://foerderportal.bund.de/easyonline/reflink.jsf?m=IB97 GUS/RUS&b=WASSERSTOFF_EAP_2021&t=SKI)
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