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Selective CO2 conversion to renewable methanol through innovative heterogeneous catalyst systems optimized for advanced hydrogenation technologies (microwave, plasma and magnetic induction).

Objective

The LAURELIN is a R&D project, with a duration of 48 months, that will be focused on the optimization and improvement of CO2 hydrogenation process, to obtain methanol as renewable fuel (TRL3). Main objectives are related to the improvement of previous discussed limiting factors: selectivity, yield, and energy reqThe LAURELIN is a R&D project, with a duration of 48 months, that will be focused on the optimization and improvement of CO2 hydrogenation process, to obtain methanol as renewable fuel (TRL3). Main objectives are related to the improvement of previous discussed limiting factors: selectivity, yield, and energy requirements. The strategies adopted by LAURELIN project to achieve the planned objectives are basically the following:
a) Research and development in disruptive multifunctional catalyst systems. LAURELIN is focused on methanol synthesis from selective CO2 hydrogenation. A clean process that produces water, CO and methane.
b) New technologies for CO2 hydrogenation. CO2 hydrogenation with very low energy demands will be adressed by introducing three advanced synthesis technologies employing: Magnetic Induction, Non-Thermal Plasma Induction and Microwave technologies. These three technologies are suitable to employ intermittent renewable energy supply systems for selective CO2 hydrogenation, which is based on to convert renewable power energy to chemicals.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the LAURELIN project will be the close collaboration with Japanese partners to share and increase knowledge on catalyst systems (mainly about high porous supports as zeolites) focused on hydrogenation processes, as well as to increase impact by fast future industrial and market deployments. LAURELIN partnership is composed by 10 partners, 8 of them are from 5 EU countries (Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium) and 2 partners are from Japan. Furthermore it is composed by Research Organisations, Higher Education Institutions and SME companies.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-NZE-RES-CC
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Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 821 910

Participants (9)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 799 281,25
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 230 052,50
Address
Carretera Sacramento Canada
04120 Almeria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 602 960
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 599 057,50
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 765
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROCESS DESIGN CENTER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 532 312,50
Address
Catharinastraat 21F
4811 XD Breda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALIENOREU SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 264 500
Address
Rue De L'industrie 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Oh-okayama 2-12-1 Meguro-ku
152 8552 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION THEUNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hongo Bunkyo Ku 7 3 1
113 8656 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments