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Towards optimised chemical processes and new materials discovery by combinatorial science

Objective

TOPCOMBI aims at developing alternative catalytic synthesis routes answering demands in chemical production by applying high throughput and miniaturization methodologies. The IP will focus on topics stemming from European citizens urging needs for efficien t use of sustainable energy and resources, safe chemical products and environmental protection. TOPCOMBI mainly aims to: - find new processes to convert light alkanes into valuable chemicals/transportable feedstocks, - develop cleaner, safer and cheaper ro utes in bulk chemical processes by developing new eco-efficient catalysts and avoiding hazardous routes or extensive solvent use: NOx abatement in nitric acid plants and replacement of toxic phosgene in the synthesis of polycarbonates, isocyanates and poly urethanes, - develop processes to synthesize high added value products based on green chemistry for up-grading new bio-feedstocks like glycerol, - develop an EU technological toolbox around combinatorial methodology and harmonise the common e-languages and e-infrastructure, - support European chemical education and industry: high impact development and enhanced competitiveness, - pave access to fundamental knowledge by mining large data sets and disseminating results. TOPCOMBI joins industrial and academic resources in a common strategy to pass innovative findings from laboratory to pilot and to process scale by shorter cycle times, higher quality at lowered cost, and decreased environmental impact (waste reduction and energy savings by 50%). A life-cycle an d economic evaluation of process development for future industrial strategies will be developed. TOPCOMBI has the potential to greatly increase the sustainability of means supporting the living standard. It promises decisive breakthroughs to rationalise t he use of energy resources, minimise emissions, intensify the use of renewable bio-resources and lead to the design and affordable production of less harmful products.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
3, Rue Michel Ange
Paris
France

Participants (21)

ARKEMA
France
Address
4-8 Cours Michelet
Puteaux
DOW BENELUX B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Herbert H. Dowweg 5
Hoek
ENI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Piazzale Enrico Mattei 1
Roma
YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA
Norway
Address
Bygdøy Alle 2
Oslo
JOHNSON MATTHEY PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
Address
2-4 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square
London
PROCTER & GAMBLE INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS SA
Switzerland
Address
Route De Saint Georges 47
Lancy
REPSOL YPF S.A.
Spain
Address
Paseo De La Castellana, 278-280
Madrid
SULZER CHEMTECH AG
Switzerland
Address
Sulzer-allee 48
Winterthur
HTE AKTIENGESELSCHAFT THE HIGH THROUGPUT EXPERIMENTATION COMPANY
Germany
Address
Kurpfalzring 104
Heidelberg
INFORSENSE LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
459A Fulham Road, Chelsea
London
RINTEKNO OY
Finland
Address
Keilaranta 16
Espoo
LGC LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Queens Road
Teddington
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
St.-pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE (INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY PRAGUE)
Czechia
Address
Technicka 5
Prague
ANWENDUNGSZENTRUM FÜR MIKROTECHNOLOGIEN CHEMNITZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Annaberger Str. 240
Chemnitz
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO REATTIVITÀ CHIMICA E CATALISI
Italy
Address
Via Resorgimento, 35
Pisa
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FÜR CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
Address
Theodor-heuss Allee 25
Frankfurt Am Main
INSTITUT FÜR MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-strasse 18-20
Mainz
SOCIÉTÉ D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES DE L'ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE D'ARTS ET MÉTIERS
France
Address
151 Bd De L'hopital
Paris
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstr. 21
München