Reduce or capture CO2
Stimulating Sustainable Energy Production and Climate Transition (SDE++)
(Non-)profit institutions in industry, agriculture, electricity, and the built environment sectors
When to apply
This scheme is currently closed for applications. A new application round is expected in 2023.
The SDE++ is an operating grant. This means that you can receive the grant during the operating period of your project. Do you have installations for the production of renewable energy, installations whereby you reduce the emission of CO₂, or systems for the capture of CO₂? These can qualify for an SDE++ grant.
- Solar PV
Renewable heat (CHP)
- Biomass (fermentation and combustion)
- Geothermal (ultra)deep
- Solar thermal
- Biomass (fermentation and gasification)
- Aquathermal (TEO, TEA and TED)
- Daylight greenhouse
- Solar PVT panels with heat pump
- Electric boiler
- Geothermal (shallow)
- Residual heat
- Industrial heat pump
- Hybrid glass furnace
- CO2 capture, storage and utilisation
- Advanced renewable fuels
- Hydrogen by electrolysis
SDE++ scheme adjustments
Grant for hydrogen and hybrid glass furnaces
It is now also possible to receive an SDE++ grant for hydrogen production installations that are directly linked to a wind or solar park. Hybrid glass furnaces for industry are also eligible for the SDE++.
Another more recent adjustment is that the ceiling for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) in industry has been increased by 1.5 megatonnes.
Meet the requirements
Do you want to be eligible for the SDE++? Then you must meet a number of general conditions:
The grant is available only to Dutch companies.
The grant is intended only for targeted producers.
You can submit one application per category.
You need to provide a strong feasibility study.
Usually, one or more permits are required for the production installation.
The grant amount you apply for (the so-called phase amount) may vary.
WHY THIS GRANT?
Purpose of the SDE++
”At EGEN, I work on energy saving in industry and large-scale renewable energy projects. I talk to clients about energy and sustainability and come up with practical opportunities from the legislative and regulatory perspective. In this way, I contribute to the development of projects which have a major impact.”
Contact Niels Schoorlemmer →
How much funding can you receive?
The SDE++ compensates for the difference between the cost price of the sustainable energy or the CO2 emissions to be reduced and the (possible) revenues. The grant is provided over a period of 12 or 15 years. How many years you receive a grant depends on the technology that you use. The grant amount depends on the technology used and the CO2 reduction you ultimately achieve with it. The maximum grant intensity that you can claim with an SDE++ technology is 300 euros per tonne of CO2 reduction.
- Phase 1 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to 65 euros per tonne of CO2
- Phase 2 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to 75 euros per tonne of CO2
- Phase 3 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to 105 euros per tonne of CO2
- Phase 4 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to 165 euros per tonne of CO2
- Phase 5 – For projects with a grant intensity of up to 300 euros per tonne of CO2
SDE++ opening round
28 June, 9:00 a.m. – 11 July,
11 July, 5:00 p.m. – 29 August,
29 August, 5:00 p.m. – 12 September,
12 September, 5:00 p.m. – 26 September,
26 September, 5:00 p.m. – 6 October,
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