TERRAProject reference: 677471
Funded under :
H2020-EU.184.108.40.206. - Sustainable, resource-efficient and low-carbon technologies in energy-intensive process industries
Tandem Electrocatalytic Reactor for energy/Resource efficiency And process intensification
Total cost:EUR 4 424 785,25
EU contribution:EUR 4 424 784,5
Call for proposal:H2020-SPIRE-2015See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:RIA - Research and Innovation action
"TERRA project aims to develop, from TRL 3 to 5, a tandem electrocatalytic reactor (TER) coupling an oxidation reaction to a reduction reaction, with thus the great potential advantage of i) saving resources and energy (needed to produce the oxidant and reductants for the two separate reactions), and ii) intensify the process (reduce the nr. of steps, coupling two synthesis processes and especially eliminating those to prepare the oxidation and reduction agents). The proposal address one of SPIRE Roadmap Key Actions “New ways of targeting energy input via electrochemical”.
The TER unit may be used in a large field of applications, but will be developed for a specific relevant case: the synthesis of PEF (PolyEthylene Furanoate), a next generation plastic. TERRA project aims to make a step forward in this process by coupling the FDCA and MEG synthesis in a single novel TER reactor, with relevant process intensification.
Between the elements of innovation of the approach are: i) operation at higher T,P than ""conventional"" electrochemical devices for chemical manufacturing, ii) use of noble-metal-free electrocatalysts, iii) use of novel 3D-type electrodes to increase productivity, iv) use of electrode with modulation of activity, v) possibility to utilize external bias (from unused electrical renewable energy) to enhance flexibility of operations.
In addition to scale-up reactor and test under environmental relevant conditions (TRL 5), the approach in TERRA project is to address the critical elements to pass from lab-scale experimentation to industrial prototype with intensified productivity. These developments are critical for a wider use of electrochemical manufacturing in chemical and process industries.
EU contribution: EUR 688 247,5
Rond-Point Schuman 14
EU contribution: EUR 801 706
1014 BV AMSTERDAM
EU contribution: EUR 429 000
EU contribution: EUR 403 000
EU contribution: EUR 509 000
STRADA DEL DROSSO 33/18
EU contribution: EUR 587 925
CORSO DUCA DEGLI ABRUZZI 24
EU contribution: EUR 400 000
Carrer Marcel.li Domingo S/N
EU contribution: EUR 605 906
ANKER ENGELUNDSVEJ 1 BYGNING 101 A
2800 KGS LYNGBY