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MOFs as Catalysts and Adsorbents: Discovery and Engineering of Materials for Industrial Applications

Objective

A major challenge facing European industry involves the development of more specific, energy saving processes with less environmental impact. The recent development of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) may prove a major milestone in achieving these goals. MACADEMIA project is an extension to an FP6 STREP (DeSANNS) which highlighted some MOF materials for CO2 capture and storage. It will expand and continue this work on a much larger scale. The three Total branches will focus on bringing MOFs to key market sectors - gas separation and storage, liquid separation and catalysis. The Total-led consortium, with 11 academic partners from across EU, one leading South Korean partner, among world leaders among their particular domain of MOF science, will be contributing to the project, with a dedicated management partner. MACADEMIA intends to produce new MOFs and optimise those already of promising interest, characterise MOFs using specialised techniques, test MOFs using a three-tiered process, use predictive modelling and demonstrate the use of MOFs in key industrial processes. It will target separation processes in gas / vapour phase (propene/propane, acid gases separation, CO2 and H2 purification), in liquid phase (xylene separations, recovery of N- and/or S-compounds from hydrocarbons), and in catalysis (Lewis-acid MOFs as catalysts for epoxide polymerization, redox-active MOFs as catalysts for hydrocarbon autoxidation). Several of MACADEMIA’s targets are expected to reach pilot scale whereas a blue sky approach will be taken for others giving room for innovation and step change. An attractive project, it is open to young researchers with industrially coordinated research to counterbalance competition from USA and Japan and able to contribute to a strong ERA.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/aliphatic compounds
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

TOTAL S.A.
Address
Place Jean Millier 2
92400 Courbevoie
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 136 867
Administrative Contact
Francis Luck (Dr.)

Participants (16)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 2 805 592
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Philip Llewellyn (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 394 280
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 514 096
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alirio Rodrigues (Prof.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 468 800
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 294 799
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez-García (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 380 600
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guy De Weireld (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 552
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 271
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
BASF SE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 377 029
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Roeper (Prof.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 188 640
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Petr Nachtigall (Prof.)
Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Poland
EU contribution
€ 194 880
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Barbara Gil (Dr.)
IC CONSULTANTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 454 145
Address
Sherfield Building, Imperial College Of Science, Technology And Medicine
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Radu Rautiu (Dr.)
USTAV FYZIKALNI CHEMIE J. HEYROVSKEHO AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 258 120
Address
Dolejskova 2155/3
182 23 Praha
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jiri Cejka (Prof.)
TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
France
EU contribution
€ 115 680
Address
Cours Michelet 24
92800 Puteaux
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carole Dupuy (Dr.)
KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY
South Korea
Address
Jang Dong Yusung Gu 100
305606 Daejeon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ohsang Lee (Dr.)
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 526 647
Address
Place De La Coupole 2
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Catherine Leroi (Dr.)