Flow Batteries Europe together with other 16 clean-tech investors and civil society organisations, addressed an open letter to Commissioner Gabriel and Director-General Paquet, asking to prioritise climate and energy security in the 2023-24 Horizon Europe Work Programme.

Horizon Europe is the EU’s flagship R&I funding programme and, with a budget of €95.5 billion, it remains a critical yet scarce resource to tackle climate change and to respond to the changing geopolitical situation. Therefore, it is necessary more than ever that the 35 % of Horizon Europe that has been earmarked for climate objectives supports the research and development of the technologies we need for energy security and climate neutrality.

With this view, in Annex C, Flow Batteries Europe provided a specific recommendation on how we see Horizon Europe supporting the development of cost-effective high performance long term storage systems.