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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-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 816 280

Participants (10)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 566 826
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 691 008,75
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 615 728,75
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARION TECHNOLOGIES S.A.
France
EU contribution
€ 354 563,75
Address
Parc Technologique Delta Sud
09340 Verniolle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYGEAR TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 669 168,75
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
6827 AV Arnhem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FINDEN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 558 125
Address
Merchant House 5 East St Helen Street
OX14 5EG Abingdon Oxfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 575 857,50
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAUSCHERT HEINERSDORF - PRESSIG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 186 675
Address
Paul Ernst Metzler Strasse 1
96515 Judenbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 394 625
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)