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MEthane activation via integrated MEmbrane REactors

Objective

The key objective of the MEMERE project is the design, scale-up and validation of a novel membrane reactor for the direct conversion of methane into C2H4 with integrated air separation. The focus of the project will be on the air separation through novel MIEC membranes integrated within a reactor operated at high temperature for OCM allowing integration of different process steps in a single multifunctional unit and achieving much higher yields compared with conventional reactor .

To achieve this MEMERE aims at developing novel, cheap yet more resistant oxygen selective membranes (target costs < 5000€/m2) for efficient air separation and distributive oxygen feeding to the reactor. The objective is to give a robust proof of concept and validation of the technology (TRL 5) of the new technology by designing, building, operating and validating a prototype module based on the OCM technology that will be integrated in a mini-plant built in containers. MEMERE technology will deliver direct conversion of methane to C2+ with a reduced energy penalty in a much effective way (target C2 yields >30%) as compared to currently available techniques contributing to the implementation of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan for process intensification of the SET-Plan. Additionally, as air integration is integrated in an efficient way in the reactor, the MEMERE technology can be used a small scales to convert methane produced in remote areas where conventional technologies cannot be exploited.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2015

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 816 280,00
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 566 826,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 691 008,75
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Turnhout
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 615 728,75
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
France
Net EU contribution
€ 354 563,75
Address
Parc Technologique Delta Sud
09340 Verniolle

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Ariège
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HYGEAR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 268 566,25
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HyGear Fuel Cell Systems B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 51 690,00
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6802 EG Arnhem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

HYGEAR BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 348 912,50
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
QUANTIS
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FINDEN LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 558 125,00
Address
Merchant House 5 East St Helen Street
OX14 5EG Abingdon Oxfordshire

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 575 857,50
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5th Floor
EC4A 4AB London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RAUSCHERT HEINERSDORF - PRESSIG GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 186 675,00
Address
Paul Ernst Metzler Strasse 1
96515 Judenbach

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Region
Thüringen Thüringen Sonneberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 249 375,00
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

PNO INNOVATION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 145 250,00
Address
Excelsiorlaan 51
1930 Zaventem

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00