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Cost-effective CO2 conversion into chemicals via combination of Capture, ELectrochemical and BI-ochemical CONversion technologies

Objective

CELBICON aims at the development, from TRL3 to TRL5, of new CO2-to-chemicals technologies, conjugating at once small-scale for an effective decentralized market penetration, high efficiency/yield, low cost, robustness, moderate operating temperatures and low maintenance costs.
In line with the reference Topic text, these technologies will bridge cost-effective CO2 capture and purification from the atmosphere through sorbents (with efficient heat integration of the CO2 desorption step with the subsequent process stages), with electrochemical conversion of CO2 (via PEM electrolysis concepts, promoting CO2 reduction at their cathode in combination with a fruitful oxidation carried out simultaneously at the anode), followed by bioreactors carrying out the fermentation of the CO2-reduction intermediates (syngas, C1 water-soluble molecules) to form valuable products (bioplastics like Poly-Hydroxy-Alkanoates - PHA -, isoprene, lactic acid, methane, etc.) as well as effective routes for their recovery from the process outlet streams.
A distinctive feature of the CELBICON approach is the innovative interplay and advances of key technologies brought in by partners (high-tech SMEs & companies, research centres) to achieve unprecedented yield and efficiency results along the following two processing lines: i) High pressure process line tailored to the production of a PHA bioplastic and pressurized methane via intermediate electrochemical generation of pressurized syngas followed by specific fermentation steps; ii) Low pressure processing line focused on the production of value-added chemicals by fermentation of CO2-reduction water-soluble C1 intermediates.
Over a 42 months project duration, the two process lines described will undergo a thorough component development R&D programme so as to be able to assemble three optimised TRL5 integrated test-rigs (one per TP) to prove the achievement of all the quantified techno-economical targets.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/bioprocessing technologies/fermentation
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels
  • /engineering and technology/industrial biotechnology/biomaterials/bioplastics/polyhydroxyalkanoates
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/aliphatic compounds
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/bioreactor
  • /medical and health sciences/basic medicine/physiology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/lipids
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-ISIB-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 608 502,05

Participants (12)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 379 158,75
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 381 625
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
EU contribution
€ 351 809
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 444 735
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 625 428,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 785 777,50
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLIMEWORKS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Birchstrasse 155
8050 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GASKATEL GESELLSCHAFT FUR GASSYSTEME DURCH KATALYSE UND ELEKTROCHEMIE MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 380 645
Address
Hollaendische Strasse 195 Gebaude M 11
34127 Kassel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENSORIC GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 347 710,20
Address
Gerhart-hauptmann-strasse 23
18055 Rostock
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYSYTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 374 250
Address
Strada Del Drosso 33 18
10135 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KRAJATE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 445 269
Address
Scharitzerstrasse 30
4020 Linz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
M.T.M. SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 304 291,25
Address
Via La Morra 1
12062 Cherasco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)