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Technologies for Synthesis, Recycling and Combustion of Metallic Nanoclusters as Future Transportation Fuels

Objectif

COMETNANO project is an integrated approach of metallic-nanoparticles synthesis, their controlled combustion in internal combustion engines and regeneration of the respective metal-oxides via reduction by renewable means. The main objectives of COMETNANO project are the following: -The production of tailor-made metal fuel nanoparticles with controllable combustion rate. -The utilization of an environmental-friendly way for the regeneration of burned particles (oxides), employing 100% renewable hydrogen produced by solar-thermal dissociation of water in coated monolithic reactors. Under such a concept, metal particles become an energy carrier and a means of converting hydrogen-energy into a medium that can be stored and transported easier and safer. -The innovative exploitation of low-cost raw materials, such as discarded fractions/wastes or by-products of metal industries, for the production of the initial metallic nanoparticles. -The introduction of required modifications, based on the existing mature technology of conventional internal combustion engines (ICEs), for the definition of the first metal-fuelled ICE. -The elimination of NOx emissions by proper combustion tuning. -The investigation of potential environmental and health dangers stemming from metallic and oxidic nanoparticles and the introduction of basic protection measurements. The successful completion of COMETNANO project will provide the necessary answers concerning the feasibility and the environmental benefits of such an innovative concept, thus stimulating the interest of both automotive and metal industries. The COMETNANO consortium consists of 5 organizations from 4 E.U. countries, including 2 Industrial partners, 2 Research Institutes and 1 University.

Appel à propositions

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Coordinateur

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Adresse
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contribution de l’UE
€ 680 518
Contact administratif
Costas Kiparissides (Prof.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 365 759
Adresse
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
José Antonio Pérez García (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 515 647
Adresse
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Carlo Beatrice (Dr.)
MOLYCORP CHEMICALS & OXIDES (EUROPE) LTD
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 121 900
Adresse
Barton Lane Abingdon Science Park Unit 3 The Quadrant
OX14 3YS Abingdon
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Karen Brown (Ms.)
AEIFOROS METAL PROCESSING S.A.
Greece
Contribution de l’UE
€ 64 580
Adresse
12Th Klm. Thessaloniki-veria Old National Road
57008 Thessaloniki
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Andreas Chasiotis (Mr.)