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Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacturing of Nanomaterials

Objective

It is vital that nanomanufacturing routes facilitate an increase in production whilst being 'green', sustainable, low cost and capable of producing high quality materials. Continuous hydrothermal synthesis is an enabling and underpinning technology that is ready to prove itself at industrial scale as a result of recent breakthroughs in reactor design which suggest that it could now be scaled over 100 tons per annum. Academic specialists with international reputations in reactor modelling and kinetics and metrology will develop the ‘know how’ needed to scale up the current pilot scale system. Selected project partners with expertise in sustainability modelling and life cycle assessment will quantify the environmental impact and benefits of a process that uses water as a recyclable solvent, whilst producing the highest quality, dispersed and formulated products. In addition to scale up production, the process will be improved through case studies with industrial end users in four key areas – printed electronics with SOVY; surface coatings with CRF, PPG and SOVY; healthcare and medical with ENDOR and CERA; hybrid polymers and materials with TopGaN and REPSOL. Further value will be added to the Project by working on new materials that have been identified as key future targets but cannot be currently made, or made in significant quantities. The consortium is founded on the principle that the whole value chain (from nanoparticle production to final product) must be involved in the development of the technology. This will not only inform the development stages of the production process but also maximise ‘market pull’, rather than simply relying on subsequent ‘technology push’.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2011-LARGE-5
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 469 674,76
Administrative Contact
Jill Burton (Ms.)

Participants (18)

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALLADOLID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 529 940
Address
Plaza Santa Cruz 8 Palacio De Santa Cruz
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rocio Blanco (Ms.)
INSTYTUT WYSOKICH CISNIEN POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 256 408
Address
Sokolowska 29/37
01142 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Witold Lojkowski (Prof.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 281 420
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frantisek Freiberg (Prof.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 347 539
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
GTVT S.R.O

Participation ended

Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 186 543,34
Address
Potocna 29
900 33 Marianka
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jozef Siska (Dr.)
PROMETHEAN PARTICLES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 743 000
Address
1-3 Genesis Park, Midland Way
NG7 3EF Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandy Gordon (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 314 849
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Ms.)
PPG FRANCE BUSINESS SUPPORT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 85 999,80
Address
Zae Les Dix Muids 3
59770 Marly
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Brunat (Dr.)
REPSOL SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 981,50
Address
Calle Mendez Alvaro 44
28045 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Támara García-Bermejo (Ms.)
SOLVAY SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
François Voiseux
ENDOR NANOTECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 144 641
Address
Calle Baldiri Reixac 15 Helix Building Barcelona Science Park
08028 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julian Peña (Mr.)
TOP-GAN SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 248 794
Address
Ul. Sokolowska 29/37
01 142 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michal Leszczynski (Dr.)
ITAPROCHIM SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Carlo Bianconi 8A
20139 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberta Vitella (Ms.)
LEWA GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Ulmer Strasse 10
71229 Leonberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl-Heinz Vogler (Mr.)
ceramisys limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 131 540,80
Address
Alison Crescent 40
S2 1AS Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wayne Austin (Mr.)
VAN LOON CHEMICAL INNOVATIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 357 460
Address
Science Park 408
1098XH Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sander Van Loon (Dr.)
PIELASZEK RESEARCH SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 181 515
Address
Ul. Popiolow 10A
04 847 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roman Pielaszek (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 149 998,80
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gill Wells (Mrs.)