The project has a budget of 400 million euros, though efforts are being made to increase it with additional funds.
The Government is planning to approve a new PERTE (Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation) focused on the decarbonisation of industry, and to publish the terms and conditions of the project before the end of the year. The first call for proposals is expected to be published in the first quarter of 2023, sources from the Ministry of Industry said this Friday.
In his speech at the 36th Meeting of the Digital Economy and Telecommunications, the Director General of Industry and SMEs, Galo Gutierrez, explained that his Ministry is working on this project with "the expectation and obligation" to forward it to the Council of Ministers and to publish the terms and conditions before the end of the year.
According to sources of the Ministry of Industry, this new PERTE, the twelfth to be approved by the Government, will have a budget of at least 400 million euros, though work is being done to increase it with the additional funds that Spain is going to receive.
Avoiding high energy prices
In February, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, announced that the Government was studying a Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) for the decarbonisation of electro-intensive industries, in view of the high energy prices being recorded.
The objective, as she explained at the time, would be to be in a position to take forward a strategic project to help meet the challenge of having competitive prices and securing investments in energy efficiency.
Link: The Government will launch the PERTE for the decarbonisation of industry in 2023 (economiadigital.es)
Other related news
Inauguration of the Energy Intelligence Centre (EIC) building in the new Abanto campus of the Basque Country Network of Technology Parks