We are excited to share with you the report  ‘Scaling up innovative technologies for climate neutrality’, carried out by a Commission lead internal Task Force. The report analyses 184 demonstrator projects for climate neutrality in energy-intensive industries.

This comprehensive report delves into the world of energy-intensive industries and their remarkable efforts towards achieving climate neutrality. Various demonstration projects financially supported by Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, and the Innovation Fund, as well as individual EU countries through Important Projects of Common European Interests, are introduced in the report.

The projects cover innovative clean technology topics such as electrification, the integration of hydrogen, carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS), circularity and energy efficiency. The technologies were tested in various enenergy-intensive industrial plants throughout the EU, notably chemicals, cement, steel, glass, paper, ceramics, and oil refineries.

However, the journey towards climate neutrality doesn’t end here. The report emphasizes the need for follow-up investments to bring these clean technologies to the market by 2030. This will pave the way for achieving climate neutrality in energy-intensive industries by 2050, a crucial milestone in our collective fight against climate change.

The work was carried out by a Commission internal task force, led by the Directorate-Generals for Research & Innovation (DG RTD), Climate (DG CLIMA) and Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).