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INnovaTive Enzymes and polyionic-liquids based membRAnes as CO2 Capture Technology

Objective

A major task addressed in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan of the EU is the sustainable power generation from fossil fuels. A crucial step here is the separation of CO2 from flue gas. INTERACT investigates the scientific and technological basis of radically innovative materials and processes. Strong improvement of the energy penalty of the capture process below 5 % points and reduction of the CO2 capture costs significantly below 50% by simultaneously substantially decreasing the footprint of power plants and thus the environmental impact. INTERACT follows the idea of the concurrent engineering in which new materials for CO2 capture i.e. membranes, highly efficient nanomaterials and biological absorbents are combined with innovative technologies resulting in real breakthroughs according to criteria given in Topic ENERGY 2013.5.1.2.
The general concept of INTERACT is to open new pathways for development of high-potential novel processes for post combustion CO2 capture based on new materials, using poly(ionic liquid)s or enzymes, integrated into gas separation technologies such as gas separation membranes, absorption in columns and absorption using membrane contactors. Several innovative absorbents and adsorbents - the main bottleneck of the conventional processes - will be in depth analysed for applications in different unit process operations. Tests in full scale for long term operation under realistic operating conditions will confirm their feasibility. It will result of proof of concept for the most suitable combination of new “material by design” and innovative technology. These activities fully agree with the recommendations of the Materials Roadmaps Enabling Low Carbon Energy Technologies from 2011.
The consortium composed of industry, universities and research institutes will provide the technological basis for advanced CO2 separation both for large scale operation of power stations or other energy intensive industry as well as for smaller emission sources

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins/enzymes
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 966 387
Administrative Contact
Dr.- Ing. Andrzej Górak (Prof.)

Participants (10)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 545 249
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Woodley (Prof.)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 425 200
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Lacunza (Mr.)
SOLVIONIC
France
EU contribution
€ 243 392
Address
195 Rte D'espagne Site Bioparc Sanofi
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastien Fantini (Dr.)
INSTYTUT INZYNIERII CHEMICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 150 072
Address
Ulica Baltycka 5
44-100 Gliwice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marek Tanczyk (Dr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 272 320
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tove Lillian Hønstad (Mrs.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 362 017
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)
SUPREN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 461 800
Address
Joseph-von-fraunhofer-str. 20
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Axel Gottschalk (Prof.)
FUNDACION IDONIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 167 300
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Susana Llaneza (Ms.)
NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC.
United States
EU contribution
€ 30 000
Address
Perry Chapel Church Rd. 77
27525 Franklinton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sonja Salmon (Dr.)
NOVOZYMES A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 151 815
Address
Krogshoejvej 36
2880 Bagsvaerd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johannes Roubroeks (Dr.)