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National Programme of Energy

PROGRAMME

PROFIT 03

National Programme of Energy
Programa Nacional de Energía. Acción estratégica sobre sistemas alternativos de propulsión y nuevos combustibles para el sector del transporte.

Background & policy context: 

Within the industrial sector, energy is one of the largest participants in the development of GDP, estimated at approximately 6%.
The Enhancement Plan of Renewal Energy (IDAE/MINER), predicted in the Law of the Electric Sector, requires research and technical development actions to facilitate the applications of this plan.

Strategic Objectives: 

Development of alternative propulsion systems and new combustible fuels for the transport sector.

a) Alternative combustibles
Development of safe and competitive use of hydrogen technologies
Development of new oxygenated combustibles
Development of technologies based on the production and utilisation of bio-fuels, from seeds or ligno-cellulose materials.

b) Combustible fuel improvement
Improve processes and catalytic refinement technologies
Development of less pollutant innovative production technologies for the automobile sector.

c) Electric propulsion
Development of new battery recharge systems
Development of advanced batteries
Development of fuel cells for cars.

Programme organisation: 

Funding corresponds to the Energy National Programme, whose strategic actions are regulated by the Enhancement Technical Research Programme (PROFIT), included within the Scientific Research National Plan, Technological Development and Innovation (2000-2003).

Leading Institutions:

MCYT - Ministry of Science and Technology

Type of funding:
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

Financial aid to projects and actions of research and technological development can be granted in accordance with the following criteria:

a) Reimbursable advance payments:

  • Industrial research projects with moderate technological development;
  • Technical viability projects previous to industrial research projects, with moderate technological development;
  • Pre-competitive development projects with moderate technological development;
  • Technological demonstration projects with moderate technological development.

b) Funding:

  • Industrial research projects with advanced technological development;
  • Technical viability studies to previous industrial research activities with advanced technological development;
  • Pre-competitive development projects with advanced technological development;
  • Technological demonstration projects with advanced technological development;
  • Special actions;
  • Projects and actions in the participation in the EUREKA and IBEROEKA programmes, Framework Programmes of the European Community for research, demonstration and technological development, and other international co-operative scientific research and technological development programmes.
Participating countries: 
Spain
Projects covered: 

Projects are selected for and are made according to the following typologies:
a) Industrial research projects
b) Technical viability projects previous to industrial research projects.
c) Pre-competitive development projects.
d) Technological demonstration projects.
e) Special actions
f) Actions in the participation in the EUREKA and IBEROEKA programmes, Framework Programmes of the European Community for research, demonstration and technological development, and other international co-operative programmes in scientific research and technological development.

Contact Email: 
Organisation: 
Ministry of Science and Technology
Address: 
Paseo de la Castellana 160
Zipcode: 
28071
City: 
Madrid
Contact country:
Telephone: 
+34 902 446 006
Fax Number: 
+34 91 457 8066