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Towards Replacement of Critical Catalyst Materials by Improved Nanoparticle Control and Rational Design

Obiettivo

The CritCat proposal aims to provide solutions for the substitution of critical metals, especially rare platinum group metals (PGMs), used in heterogeneous and electrochemical catalysis. CritCat will explore the properties of ultra-small transition metal (TM) nanoparticles in order achieve optimal catalytic performance with earth-abundant materials. The emphasis will be on industrially-relevant chemical reactions and emerging energy conversion technologies in which PGMs play an instrumental role, particularly in the context of hydrogen and synthesis gas (syngas) fuels. The CritCat proposal includes all the aspects for rational catalyst design including novel catalyst synthesis, characterization, and performance testing by a range of academic and industry partners together with large-scale computational simulations of the relevant catalysts, substrates and model reactions using the latest computational methods. Particular attention is given to a strong feedback-loop mechanism where theory is an integral part of the experimental work packages. The experimental and theoretical data will be collected (descriptor database) and used for materials screening via machine learning techniques and new algorithms. The goal is to improve size, shape and surface structure control of the tailored nanoparticle catalysts via novel cluster/nanoparticle synthesis techniques that can produce samples of unrivalled quality. The research includes up-scaling of the size-selected catalyst nanoparticle samples up to macroscopic quantities, which will enable them to be included as basic technological components for realistic catalyst systems. The performance of the catalyst prototypes will be demonstrated for selected basic electrochemical reactions relevant to fuel cells and storage of renewable energy. The industrial partners bring their expertise in prototypes development and commercial deployment (TRL 3-4). The project involves cooperation with external research groups in USA and Japan.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-NMP-2014-2015

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Bando secondario

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 673 287,50
Indirizzo
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Finlandia

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Manner-Suomi Länsi-Suomi Pirkanmaa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Partecipanti (9)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finlandia
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 542 890,00
Indirizzo
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Partecipazione conclusa

United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 32 000,00
Indirizzo
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
NPL MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 467 031,25
Indirizzo
Hampton Road Teddington
TW11 0LW Middlesex

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London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germania
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 412 635,00
Indirizzo
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Düren
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA LIN
Portogallo
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 474 090,00
Indirizzo
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga
4715-330 Braga

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Continente Norte Cávado
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
SYNGASCHEM BV
Paesi Bassi
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 500 000,00
Indirizzo
Valeriaanlaan 16
5672 XD Nuenen

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
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€ 0,00
TETHIS SPA
Italia
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 311 596,25
Indirizzo
Via Olgiati Francesco 5
20143 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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€ 0,00
NANOLAYERS RESEARCH COMPUTING LTD
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 359 070,00
Indirizzo
15 Southgrove Road
S10 2NP Sheffield

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Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 596 692,50
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Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea

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Regione
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Swansea
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00