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Innovative Catalytic Technologies & Materials for Next Gas to Liquid Processes

Objective

The project addresses from one site the most critical and costly step to produce liquid fuel from natural gas using conventional routes, e.g. the stage of syngas production, and from the other side explores alternative routes to convert natural gas to liquid transportable products. The general objective is to explore novel and innovative (precompetitive) routes for transformation of natural gas to liquid products, particularly suited for remote areas to facilitate the transport. The aim is an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to develop in a long term vision the next-stage catalysts and related precompetitive technologies for gas to liquid conversion, in fully consistence with the indications of the call. For this reason, we have excluded to consider as part of the project catalytic technologies, such as FT synthesis and hydrocracking. In addition, we have excluded to investigate coal to liquid, both due to environmental impact of the use of coal, and to focus R&D. We have thus focused the project on three cluster lines: 1. new, not conventional routes for catalytic syngas formation from natural gas which include steps of separation by membrane and eventual reuse of byproducts; 2. direct catalytic conversion of methane to methanol/DME; 3. direct catalytic conversion of methane to aromatics under non-oxidative conditions followed by upgrading of the products by alkylation with ethane/propane.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/natural gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/coal
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/liquid fuels
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/aliphatic compounds

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Address
Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 760 030,47
Administrative Contact
Gabriele Centi (Prof.)

Participants (22)

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 409 560
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberta Jablonski (Ms.)
L AIR LIQUIDE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 76 290
Address
Quai D Orsay 75
75007 Paris 07
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vincent Kowalczyk (Dr.)
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 689,50
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.)
BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 326
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Makarowski (Mr.)
ENI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 358 883
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Piccoli (Dr.)
ACKTAR LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 286 377
Address
Leshem St. 1, Entrance A
82000 Kiryat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dina Katsir (Dr.)
Parametric Optimization Solutions Limited

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 481
Address
Great Cambridge Road, 758
EN1 3PN London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markos Markou (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 435 500
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Stöcker (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 281 120
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nadine Brochet (Ms.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 316 478
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carios Manuel Abad Ruie (Mr.)
USTAV FYZIKALNI CHEMIE J. HEYROVSKEHO AV CR, v. v. i.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 344 479,20
Address
Dolejskova 2155/3
182 23 Praha
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Zdenek Sobalik (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 325 003
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Traa (Dr.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 304 536
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juergen Caro (Prof.)
"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
EU contribution
€ 321 600
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nick Kanellopoulos (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 515 200,25
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laurent Nelissen (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 646 456
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 276 600
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 326 820
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rogier Van Loghem
INSTYTUT KATALIZY I FIZYKOCHEMII POWIERZCHNI IM. JERZEGO HABERA POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 352 860
Address
Ul. Niezapominajek 8
30239 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Ostafin (Ms.)
SYSTIMATA PROSTASIAS PERIVALLONTOSEPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 162 600
Address
Syngrou Street 245
17122 Nea Smyrnh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Laoudis (Dr.)
IPEL SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 195 600
Address
Iasonos 14
17564 N.faliro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nick Kleisiotis (Dr.)
KT - KINETICS TECHNOLOGY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 829 436,50
Address
Viale Castello Della Magliana 27
00148 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gaetano Iaquaniello (Mr.)