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Electrospun functionalized nano-materials for ultra-compact de-NOX SCR system in naval shipping

Objective

The BLUESHIP project aims to realise an innovative de-NOx Selective Catalytic Reactor (SCR) specifically tailored to the shipping industry, based on electrospun ceramic fibers tailored in designed textures modules. In fact the monolithic design currently in use for SCR imply a very large volume of reaction and heterogeneous reaction yields and rates in the different parts of the reactor. On the other hand, electrospun fibers allow to achieve a dramatic dramatic increase of the exposed active area in the SCR reactor, higher yield of the NH3-NoX reaction and optimization of the fluid-dynamics and gas conversion. This will in turn make it possible to achieve: a reduction of the size and weight of the De-NOx SCR of 50% with respect to state of the art SCR, for installation and retrofit in existing ships and for possible integration into De-Sox units; reduce the consumption, need of purchase and costs of reactant (ammonia or urea) of 20%; reduce the installation costs of 20%; reduce operation and maintenance costs of 15%.

The project is promoted by Akretia, who is mother company of the leader in the manufacturing of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems for the shipping industry, LINARI, manufacturer of electrospinning equipments and STOGDA, engineering company specialised in naval architecture and design. The possibility to achieve a complete, integrated, light and compact EGCS for DeSOx and DeNOx would represent a milestone in the exhaust treatment for the naval industry and proposers would gain an outstanding market position worldwide, also considering that new technology will allow the shipping industry to comply with the upcoming NOx and SOx limits imposed by the IMO 2016. The potential profits from the BLUESHIP have been estimated to amount to 7,2 M€/y after 3 years from the commercialization, not considering possible application to other sectors (automotive, biomass boilers, and thermoelectric power plants).

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

LABOR SRL
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 38 498,25
Administrative Contact
Giorgio Recine (Mr.)

Participants (5)

AKRETIA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 352 753,75
Address
Kadener Strasse 9
25486 Alveslohe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralf Juergens (Mr.)
LINARI ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 395 486,75
Address
Via Umberto Forti 24/14
56121 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Linari (Mr.)
StoGda Ship Design & Engineering Sp. z o.o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 191 154,25
Address
Ulica Otominska 25B
80 178 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adam świst (Mr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 2 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Søren Dahlkilde (Mr.)
NEXT TECHNOLOGY TECNOTESSILE SOCIETA NAZIONALE DI RICERCA R L
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 200
Address
Via Del Gelso 13
59100 Prato
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Enrico Fatarella (Mr.)