Current SWEET call for proposals: Sustainable Fuels
Sustainable fuels will make important contributions to achieving the goals of the energy strategy and the long-term climate strategy. They are the thematic focus of the call “Sustainable Fuels and Platform Chemicals”, to which the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and armasuisse are also contributing.
The researchers are to investigate how Switzerland can meet its future needs for sustainable fuels and platform chemicals. Technologies for production, transport, distribution, storage and use are to be further developed. Furthermore, researchers are to show how the additional potential of Swiss farmyard manure can be profitably used for the production of sustainable fuels and platform chemicals.
The selection process will be carried out in two stages, with a pre-proposal and a full proposal. Consortia can submit a pre-proposal until 9 December. Based on experience from previous SWEET calls, the formation of smaller consortia is encouraged. One condition is that at least one Swiss company from industry or the private sector must be among the applicants. In addition to the maximum CHF 15 million from the SWEET programme, applicants can apply for further funding from the SFOE's P+D programme and from the FOCA's Spezialfinanzierung Luftverkehr (SFLV).
The “Call Guideline” and all the associated forms are available for download under “Documents”.