The C123 project’s main goal is the validation in a relevant environment (TRL5) of an efficient and selective transformation of current generally accessible, unexploited, cheap methane resources (stranded gas (CH4) and biogas (CH4+CO2)) to propylene in particular and C3 products in general.
BIZEOLCAT develops 4 new processes of light alkanes (methane, propane and butane) conversion to olefins (propylene, butadiene) and to aromatics demonstrating higher performance, cost efficiency and environmental sustainability, using innovative methodologies for catalysts preparation and membrane reactor design.
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The project aimed at exploiting the pore characteristics inside single zeolite crystals through spatially resolved SAXS micro-tomography. The project is now concluded.
This project establishes the development of two prototypes, water oxidation catalyst and water purification filter, by creating inexpensive, abundant and versatile hierarchical structures of inorganic nanomaterials (HSINs). This project is now concluded.
The project aimed at developing an integrated separation-nonthermal plasma (NTP)-catalyst system to enable the full utilization and valorisation of biogas. The project is now concluded.
The FAST project aimed at developing a cost-efficient technology for the small scale pilot production of scaffolds for bone regeneration made through hybrid addictive manufacturing (AM) technology. The project has now concluded.
Using Additive Manufacturing (AM) together with the development of a specially tailored Ti- based nano-aditived material, NANOTUND3D aimed at achieving dramatic improvements in structural parts of aero, space, mobility, and equipment sectors, with expected savings between 40% and 50% of material in critical applications. This project has now concluded.
The project uses CO2 from the flue gases of a rotary kiln in a cement industry (CO2: 25 vol%) for the production of value-added chemicals (acid additives for cement formulations) and materials (CaCO3 nanoparticles to be used as concrete fillers). The CO2 produced by cement manufacturing is re-used in a significant part within the plant itself to produce better cement-related products entailing less energy intensity and related CO2 emissions by a Quadratic effect.
Graphene3D aimed at setting up an intercontinental and inter-sectoral network of organizations, working on a joint research program in the field of graphene-based polymer nanocomposite materials for additive manufacturing application. The project is now concluded.
The focus of the project is on the air separation through novel MIEC membranes integrated within a reactor operated at high temperature for OCM allowing integration of different process steps in a single multifunctional unit and achieving much higher yields compared with conventional reactor. The project is now concluded.
This project focused on preparing Europe for the unique opportunities at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in 2020 and developing the innovation potential of neutron Large Scale Facilities (LSF’s). The project has now concluded.
3D2DPrint aims to develop micro-energy devices (both supercapacitors and batteries), technologies particularly relevant in the context of the emergent industry of micro-electro-mechanical systems and constantly downsized electronics. The project plans to use novel two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials obtained by liquid-phase exfoliation.
"OPTIMA aims to: (1) develop in silico novel 3D reactor technologies and concepts with significantly improved selectivity and heat transfer by the use of additive manufacturing; (2) generate new fundamental understanding of kinetics, heat transfer and mass transfer by using advanced measuring techniques for processes of both current and future importance; (3) demonstrate the practical applicability of an open-source multiscale large eddy simulation (LES) platform in combination with finite rate chemistry for turbulent reacting flows; (4) transform the chemical industry by valorising methane and converting it to a platform molecule through oxidative coupling of methane."
The CO2Fokus project aims to realise the full potential of a number of concrete strategies to exploit the direct use of CO2 for the production of dimethyl ether (DME) by CO2 hydrogenation. With CO2 utilisation at its heart, CO2Fokus will seek to exploit the inherent advantages of both chemical and electrochemical systems to establish robust, industrially optimal proofs-of-concept, reaching TRL 6 by the end of the project. The project explores energy-efficient processes for a 3D printed multichannel reactor and a solid oxide fuel cell (for co-electrolysis and electrolysis/reverse operation).
The project takes a Nature-inspired approach to design and prepare powerful oxidation catalysts, by interrogating the active oxidant, a metal-oxo (M=O) species, to guide the catalyst's design. Specifically, the project prepares unprecedented Late first-row transition Metal-Oxo complexes (LM=O’s, LM = Co, Ni, Cu) that to activate the strongest of C–H bonds (e.g. CH4). The project also includes a closer focus on high-valent metal-halides in oxidation catalysis.
BiomCatOx explores a unique catalyst design for the valorisation of hydrocarbons by oxygen insertion into a C–H bond under mild reaction conditions and using O2 as cheap and benign oxidant. The key concept of BiomCatOx is to rigorously control the activation of O2 and the formation of metal-based reactive oxygen species (ROS) to accomplish selective and catalytic oxidation of hydrocarbons. The project has now concluded.
COZMOS aims at providing breakthrough technology for the conversion of CO2 to C3 fuels and chemical building blocks. This is to be achieved through the cooperative development, demonstration and exploitation of innovative catalyst and process technologies that will overcome the thermodynamic limitations inherent in the use of CO2 as a sustainable source for these value-added products.
The overall objective of REDIFUEL is to enable the utilization of various biomass feedstock for an ultimate renewable EN590 diesel biofuel (drop-in capable at any ratio) in a sustainable manner.
SURFCAT seeks to advance in the electrochemical carbon-dioxide reduction-reaction (CO2RR), which converts carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels using renewable electrical energy. SURFCAT goes beyond the state-of-the-art by modifying the surfaces of copper nanocrystals (CuNCs) with functional organic ligands.