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Development of novel, high Performance hybrid TWV/GPF Automotive afteR treatment systems by raTIonAL design: substitution of PGMs and Rare earth materials

Objective

To date, three way catalytic converters (TWCs) have been established as the most effective engine exhaust after-treatment system. However, TWCs not only fail to address the issue of particulate matter (PM) emissions but are also the main industrial consumer of Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) mainly Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and Rare Earth elements (REEs), with the automotive industry accounting for 65%-80% of total EU PGMs demand. The enforcement of new limits on PM emissions (EURO 6c/7) will require higher TWC performance, hence leading to further increase the CRMs content in autocatalysts.
Addressing the necessity of CRMs reduction in catalysis, PARTIAL-PGMs proposes an integrated approach for the rational design of innovative nanostructured materials of low/zero PGMs/REEs content for a hybrid TWC/Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF) for automotive emissions after-treatment with continuous particulates combustion also focusing on identifying and fine-tuning the parameters involved in their preparation, characterization and performance evaluation under realistic conditions.
PARTIAL-PGMs approach is broad, covering multiscale modeling, synthesis and nanomaterials’ characterization, performance evaluation under realistic conditions as well as recyclability, health impact analysis and Life Cycle Assessment. The rational synthesis of nanomaterials to be used in these hybrid systems will allow for a reduction of more than 35% in PGMs and 20% in REEs content, either by increasing performance or by their replacement with transition metals. The compact nature of the new hybrid system not only will allow its accommodation in smaller cars but will also reduce cold start emissions and light-off times with performance aiming to anticipate both future emission control regulations and new advances in engines technology. Such R&D progress in autocatalysts is expected to pave the way to the widespread use of such low CRMs content materials in other catalytic applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMP-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-NMP-2015-two-stage

Coordinator

WARRANT HUB SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 462 900,00
Address
Corso Mazzini 11
42015 Correggio Re
Italy

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Reggio nell’Emilia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 462 900,00

Participants (15)

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 471 675,00
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 471 675,00
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 648 925,00
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5th Floor
EC4A 4AB London

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London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 648 925,00
UNIVERSITE DE LILLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 369 550,00
Address
42 Rue Paul Duez
59000 Lille

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Region
Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 369 550,00
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.

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE LILLE
France
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€ 12 500,00
Address
Cite Scientifique Avenue Mendeleiev
59650 Villeneuve D'ascq

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Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 12 500,00
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.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 7 500,00
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Research Organisations
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€ 7 500,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
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€ 353 925,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 353 925,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
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€ 353 996,25
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Nord-Est Veneto Padova
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 353 996,25
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
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€ 313 730,00
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Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 313 730,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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€ 453 856,25
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Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
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€ 453 856,25
LIQTECH INTERNATIONAL A/S
Denmark
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€ 148 316,25
Address
Industriparken 22c
2750 Ballerup

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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
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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 148 316,25
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 376 101,25
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 376 101,25
L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 199 175,00
Address
Área Industrial Perguita C/a N°1
31210 Los Arcos

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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
Noreste Comunidad Foral de Navarra Navarra
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 199 175,00
VYSOKA SKOLA CHEMICKO-TECHNOLOGICKA V PRAZE
Czechia
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€ 278 925,00
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Technicka 5
166 28 Praha

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
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€ 278 925,00
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
United States
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€ 0,00
Address
Hullihen Hall 112
19716 Newark

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€ 0,00
eAMBIENTE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 198 925,00
Address
Via Daniele Manin 276
31015 Conegliano Tv

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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
Nord-Est Veneto Treviso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 198 925,00