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CO2-based Electrosynthesis of ethylene oXIDE

Objective

The CO2EXIDE project aims at the development of a combined electrochemical-chemical technology for the simultaneous “200%” conversion of CO2 to ethylene at the cathode, water oxidation to hydrogen peroxide at the anode and a subsequent chemical conversion of both intermediates to ethylene oxide and oligo-/polyethylene glycol in a cascade, boosting this technology from TRL4 to TRL6. The CO2EXIDE technology combines a modular nature for the feasibility of a decentralised application, a high energy and material efficieny/yield and the substitution of fossil based production of ethylene oxide. The CO2EXIDE technology will be combinable with renewables and allows for the direct creation of products, which can be integrated into the existing supply chain. The reactions will be operated at low temperatures and pressures and forecast significant improvements in energy and resource efficiency combined with an enormous reduction of GHG emissions. All improvements will be quantitated using Life Cycle Assessment.

The CO2EXIDE approach will bring together physicists, chemists, engineers and dissemination and exploitation experts from 5 universities/research institutions, 3 SMEs and 2 industries, innovatively joining their key technologies to develop and exploit an unprecedented process based on CO2, renewable energy and water to combine the chemical and energy sector.

Within 42 months project duration, the CO2EXIDE technology will undergo a thorough material and component R&D programme. A 1kW PEM electrolyser for CO2-reduction and water oxidation in combination with an ethylene enrichment unit and subsequent chemical conversion cascade reactor will be manufactured to produce ethylene oxide as intermediate for oligo-/polyethylene glycol synthesis. This will prove the achievement of the quantified techno-economic targets of CO2EXIDE.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 559 042

Participants (10)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 592 850
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES CIETVIELU FIZIKAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 486 125
Address
Kengaraga Iela 8
LV-1063 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 365 000
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 819 782,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 795 187,50
Address
Industriestr 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 486 456,35
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 201 313,75
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
AXIOM ANGEWANDTE PROZESSTECHNIK GES.M.B.H.
Austria
EU contribution
€ 417 062,50
Address
Wiener Strasse 114, Halle I-j
2483 Ebreichsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EPC - PROJEKTGESELLSCHAFT FUR KLIMA NACHHALTIGKEIT KOMMUNIKATION MBH GEMEINNUTZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 264 750
Address
Potsdamer Platz 1
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Other
SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 543,65
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)