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Disruptive photonic devices for highly efficient, sunlight-fueled chemical processes

Project description

Photonics technology to turn carbon dioxide into fuels

The EU-funded SPOTLIGHT project will work on a new photonic device to convert carbon dioxide and hydrogen into methane and carbon monoxide which is the starting material for producing methanol. Both methane and methanol fuels could find use in cars and energy storage applications. SPOTLIGHT's photonic device will comprise a transparent flow reactor optimised for light incoupling in the catalyst bed, secondary solar optics to concentrate sunlight and project it onto the reactor, and an energy-efficient light-emitting diode to work towards continuous round-the-clock operation. The new device and process concept are well suited for CO2 sources up to 1 Mt per year, which makes them complementary to existing large-scale carbon capture and utilisation processes.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-2
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 911 718,75

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITEIT HASSELT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 292 930
Address
Martelarenlaan 42
3500 Hasselt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 219 428,75
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 342 468,75
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 471 285
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHEMTRIX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 690 961,25
Address
Urmonderbaan 22
6167 RD Geleen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGNIFY NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 551 000
Address
High Tech Campus 45
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 753 758,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 334 220
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 472 500
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACEA PINEROLESE INDUSTRIALE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Via Vigone 42
10064 Pinerolo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS DEL HIDROGENO EN ARAGON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 274 687,50
Address
Cr Zaragoza N 330A Km 566 Cuarte
22197 Huesca
Activity type
Research Organisations