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Electrochemical Conversion of Renewable Electricity into Fuels and Chemicals

Objective

ELCOREL is a consortium combining 5 academic and 2 industrial beneficiaries aimed at training young researchers in the field of the conversion of water and carbon dioxide to fuels and chemicals with the aid of electrocatalysts, of prime importance to the efficient large-scale storage of the excess renewable electricity. The consortium will (i) develop rational catalyst design principles for the electrochemical oxidation of water and the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide based on the principles of quantum chemistry and large-scale quantum-chemical calculations, (ii) prepare, synthesize, characterize and test model single-crystalline and nanoparticulate catalysts, and (iii) implement high surface area catalysts in large-scale electrolysers at industrial laboratories. The fellows to be employed in ELCOREL will be part of a unique network of academic and industrial world leaders in their respective expertises, and will receive a dedicated multidisciplinary and intersectoral training through mandatory extensive training and research periods at the non-academic partners. Furthermore, they will go through an extensive training programme balancing scientific, personal and
entrepreneurial skills. ELCOREL will generate a new generation of electrochemical researchers ready to deal with the academic and industrial challenges of securing Europe’s future energy independence.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/physical chemistry/quantum chemistry
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

USTAV FYZIKALNI CHEMIE J. HEYROVSKEHO AV CR, v. v. i.
Address
Dolejskova 2155/3
182 23 Praha
Czechia
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 464 844,96

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 580 163,76
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 538 290,72
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INDUSTRIE DE NORA SPA-IDN
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Via Bistolfi Leonardo 35
20134 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Avenida Paissos Catalans 16
43007 Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations