EPFL – Gaznat Research Program
Gaznat and EPFL have established a strategic cooperation to set up a competence pole on CO2 capture, storage, and use for the production of synthetic gas in Western Switzerland. This cooperation has involved the creation of three Gaznat chairs at EPFL and of a fund designed to support research projects in this specific field. Eleven projects were already selected through two calls for proposals held in 2016 and 2018. The third call for proposals closed on 28 May 2021.
The third call for proposals was intended for projects with a focus on:
- Carbon dioxide management: CO2 capture, CO2 utilization, geological storage of CO2, etc.
- Gas supply of mobility (CNG, LNG, hydrogen)
- Power-to-gas technologies: integration with power systems as well as injection of hydrogen into the gas networks
- Biogas and synthetic gases
Collaborative projects (involving at least two EPFL laboratories/research groups) with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) between 4 and 6 were strongly encouraged.
The total budget for the third call for proposals was CHF 1.278 million.
Funding was available for 24-month, 36-month, and 48-month projects.
The third call for proposals closed on 28 May 2021.