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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 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.
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.
The goal of SINCAT is therefore to establish a new experimental paradigm allowing detailed scrutiny of individual catalyst nanoparticles and their reaction products under application conditions. The project nanofabricated a unique nanofluidic reactor device enabling to scrutinize catalytic processes and products at the individual catalyst nanoparticle level. 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.
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.
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 exploiting the pore characteristics inside single zeolite crystals through spatially resolved SAXS micro-tomography. The project is now concluded.
The CARMOF project aims at building a demonstrator of a new energy and cost-competitive dry separation process for post-combustion CO2 capture based on hybrid porous Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) & Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). It also aims at designing customized, high packed density & low pressure drop structures based on 3D printing technologies containing hybrid MOF/CNT to be used in CO2 capture system based on fluidized beds.
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 project proposes a 3D paradigm shift of micro-supercapacitor design to ensure increased energy storage capacities. It aims at creating 3D micro-supercapacitors displaying extremely high power, long lifetime and – for the first time – energy densities competing or even exceeding that of micro-batteries. Such products will be available for use in miniaturized energy storage devices, such as wearable electronic gadgets or wireless sensor networks.
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.
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.
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.
Aiming at sustainable methane conversion from renewable sources, such as natural gas and biogas, ZEOCAT-3D develops a new bi-functional (two types of active centers) structured catalysts. Via methane dehydroaromatization (MDA), using hierarchical zeolite structures synthesized by 3D printing, ZEOCAT-3D produces high value chemicals such as aromatics (benzene, naphthalene, among others) reducing greenhouse gas emissions within production by 60%.
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 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).
"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."
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.
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.
The EU-funded PAT4Nano project aims to develop tools to enable the continuous, rapid and reliable measurement of nanoparticles to facilitate the more efficient, accurate and less costly manufacture of nanomaterials.
The EU-funded CUBE project is pulling together insights from numerous fields regarding pioneering copper-containing biological and synthetic catalysts. This cross-fertilisation is expected to lead to exotic fruit with unprecedented catalytic benefits.
The electrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) can be used to produce hydrogen. However, new sustainable materials need to be developed to substitute Pt-based HER catalysts. Pinpointing the electrochemical activity of individual surface characteristics to identify catalytic hotspots remains a major challenge. Also, the selective creation of catalytic hotspots up to the construction of highly efficient nanocomposite structures represents another issue. The EU-funded LoCatSpot project aims to apply localised electrochemistry to provide clear solutions for both challenges and to pave the way for new advanced 2D materials for further energy related innovations.
Fused deposition modelling (FDM) is a widespread 3D printing technology based on the extrusion of thermoplastic filaments initially used only for prototyping but recently also for the manufacturing of mechanical components. However, there is still a gap in our understanding of FDM materials' behaviour. The EU-funded FDM^2 project intends to deliver a net understanding of the mechanics of FDM materials associated with instruments for the planning, analysis and perfection of FDM structural components.
The principal strategy the EU-funded BECAME project will follow to increase methane's reactivity is to use one transition metal complex to activate the carbon-hydrogen bonds, and another transition metal complex to catalyse the methylation process.
The EU-funded CO2-CAT-ALOG project will use a combination of synthesis, advanced electrochemical characterisation, density functional theory (DFT) and microkinetic modelling, to gain new insights into the activity-selectivity-mechanism-stability of copper.
PlasmoPore project is developing a novel nanofabrication approach for improved pore dimension control, opening the door to new applications in catalysis and hydrogen sensing
The EU-funded OssCaNa project will study on-surface synthesis of novel carbon-based nanomaterials combining a variety of surface science techniques such as low-temperature scanning probe microscopy/spectroscopy, non-contact atomic force microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
The FASINA project will develop novel fabrication and synthesis techniques for tailor made nanoparticle architectures on surfaces compatible with a plasmonic nanospectroscopy platform. They could lead to a step change in single-nanoparticle catalysis.
The project will develop and validate at TRL3 three strands of ammonia synthesis: electrocatalytic, plasma-aided electrocatalytic and electrified thermal catalysis process that will serve as a benchmark.
The EU-funded DeMANS project will develop biopolymers suited to additive manufacturing, with a focus on computer peripherals. The team plans to deliver a technology roadmap guiding Europe into a new era of bio-based products and applications.
Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the SSEFR project will design novel, single-atom electrocatalysts that contain earth-abundant components for carbon-carbon coupling reactions under continuous-flow conditions.
The EU-funded OPTIMAL project will significantly enhance the sustainability of olefin production while strengthening Sino-European ties. The collaboration between the EU and China will harness Big Data and AI to develop technology enabling the capture and use of CO2 to produce olefins in a CO2-neutral production process.
Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the NASYCANE project plans to use a simple and scalable 'nanocasting' method to produce transition metal carbide and nitride electrocatalysts with high activity and durability.
3DPILcat will develop an extremely efficient, configurable, green and scalable protocol for the preparation of TAILORED AND STRUCTURED CATALYTIC DEVICES FOR CCU. The catalysts will be based in PIL co-polymers with CO2-philic moieties, which will capture CO2 at near atmospheric pressure and catalyse the conversion into cyclic carbonates from epoxides and olefins