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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).

Project description

CO2 hydrogenation for methanol as a renewable fuel

There is an urgent need to turn to clean and renewable energy to secure a climate-resilient future. The international cooperation of researchers, institutions and industry is vital. The EU-funded LAURELIN project will enable the collaboration and knowledge exchange between eight European and two Japanese partners in the development of disruptive, multifunctional catalyst systems by the improvement of limiting factors: selectivity, yield, and energy requirements. Specifically, the project will enable CO2 hydrogenation to obtain methanol as a renewable fuel, with three new advanced synthesis technologies (magnetic induction, non-thermal plasma induction and microwave technologies). LAURELIN will also foster breakthrough innovation in advanced biofuels and alternative renewable fuels, strengthening European and Japanese technology.

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-SC3-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

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

Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Net EU contribution
€ 821 910,00
Address
VALENCIA PARC TECHNOLOGIC CALLE GUSTAVE EIFFEL 4
46980 PATERNA VALENCIA
Spain

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 821 910,00

Participants (10)