HORIZON-CL4-2023-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-37 : Hubs for circularity for near zero emissions…

Hubs for circularity for near zero emissions regions applying industrial symbiosis and cooperative approach to heavy industrialized clusters and surrounding ecosystems.


Proposals should address the following aspects:

  • Develop systemic solutions leading to a Hub for Circularity (H4C) for near zero emissions as described above;
  • (Co-)design and adapt existing processes to integrate new solutions (energy and mass flow coupling, infrastructure, and logistics) and to exploit new synergies between sectors;
  • Use digital modelling tools and sensing systems as a basis for dynamic resource management, including information on quantities and characterisation of material, component and product streams in view of full integrated LCA;
  • Establish IT infrastructures and tools that provide a secure basis for the integrated management and the preservation of confidentiality of sensitive data, it might not be in the same location as the demonstrator and serve the needs of multiple hubs;
  • Deploy one Industrial symbiosis near commercial scale demonstrator using renewables as energy sources, including renewable hydrogen as energy carrier, to achieve at least 30% CO2 reduction when deployed at full scale at the Hub for Circularity and close environment level. This should balance the overall energy consumption with efficiency gains for the Hub for Circularity of at least 10%, including utilisation through cascading heat recovery, smart grid, and digitalised power plants. Optional: in addition, apply or enlarge the use of CCUS (Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage) to the existing local industries; the sustainability gains in energy use should be detailed;
  • Plan in detail the replication and adaption of the concept, including the simulation and the business case and exploitation strategy of the First of a Kind hubs, in two to three alternative locations in close cooperation with the relevant local actors;
  • Consider when applicable the co-development of industrial decarbonization strategies with heat-nets, i.e., based on a socio-economic optimum in the cascading re-use of waste heat and the supply low temperature process heat to the surrounding ecosystem;
  • Use established reporting methodologies for the assessment of industrial symbiosis activities and exchanges including Symbiosis Readiness Levels (SRLs) and best practices established by the H4C European Community of Practice (ECoP). In addition, interact with the ECoP for support, best practice and knowledge exchange on technological and non-technological issue;
  • Include a plan to extend the hub to additional parties who also should benefit and multiply the local/regional synergies in the co-implementation of the identified innovations and solutions within the next five years;
  • Implement a social innovation action involving at least one of the local community actors and, additional actions to facilitate relations and engage with e local community actors e.g., exchanging knowledge with the educational establishments and developing flexible learning resources.

Conditions d'éligibilité


Coûts rééls.
Taux entreprise : 70%

Informations sur le projet

Date limite : 20 . 04 . 2023 à 12:00


  • PME
  • ETI
  • Groupe
  • Académique

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