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Energy efficient MOF-based Mixed Matrix Membranes for CO2 Capture

Objective

"The key objective of the M4CO2 project is to develop and prototype Mixed Matrix Membranes based on highly engineered Metal organic frameworks and polymers (M4) that outperform current technology for CO2 Capture (CO2) in pre- and post-combustion, meeting the energy and cost reduction targets of the European SET plan.
By applying the innovative concept of M4 by a consortium of world key players, continuous separation processes of unsurpassed energy efficiency will be realized as a gas-liquid phase change is absent, reducing the energy penalty and resulting in smaller CO2 footprints. Further, gas separation membrane units are safer, environmentally friendly and, in general, have smaller physical footprints than other types of plants like amine stripping.
In this way this project aims at a quantum leap in energy reduction for CO2 separation with associated cost efficiency and environmental impact reduction.
The developed membranes will allow CO2 capture at prices below 15 €/ton CO2 (≈ 10-15 €/MWh), amply meeting the targets of the European SET plan (90% of CO2 recovery at a cost lower than 25€/MWh). This will be underpinned experimentally as well as through conceptual process designs and economic projections by the industrial partners.
By developing optimized M4s, we will combine: i) easy manufacturing, ii) high fluxes per unit volume and iii) high selectivity through advanced material tailoring. The main barriers that we will take away are the optimization of the MOF-polymer interaction and selective transport through the composite, where chemical compatibility, filler morphology and dispersion, and polymer rigidity all play a key role.
Innovatively the project will be the first systematic, integral study into this type of membranes with investigations at all relevant length scales; including the careful design of the polymer(s) and the tuning of MOF crystals targeting the application in M4’s and the design of the separation process."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/crystals
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 998 497
Administrative Contact
Frederik Kapteijn (Prof.)

Participants (15)

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 494 600
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jörg Reiblich (Mr.)
TOTAL S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 224 850
Address
Place Jean Millier 2
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Yacono (Dr.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 254 059
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Zane (Mr.)
POLYMEM
France
EU contribution
€ 314 100
Address
3 Rue De L Industrie Zone De Vic
31320 Castanet-tolosan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Lorain (Dr.)
HYGEAR BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 364 191
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ellart De Wit (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 826 638
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jocelyn Mere (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 581 520
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Oscar Lopez Lorente (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 532 600
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Zuñiga (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 575 092
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 264 223
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guy De Weireld (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 354 090
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lidietta Giorno (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 040
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Haase (Prof.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 450
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juergen Caro (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 293
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Mrs.)
BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 254 132
Address
15 November St 1
1040 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Konstantin Hadjiivanov (Prof.)