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Bifunctional Zeolite based Catalysts and Innovative process for Sustainable Hydrocarbon Transformation

Objective

In the past there have been a number of semi-industrial trials and even commercial processes to obtain on-purpose petrochemical feedstocks from methane and/or propane (more generally, C1-C4 hydrocarbons). However, their commercial success has been limited due to several reasons: from technical drawbacks (low conversions and selectivity) to economics (high capital investment and high operation costs are often obtained). Furthermore there is a need for lowering the carbon footprint of gas and oil industry, i.e. refining industry, contributing to an evolving scenario of sustainable economy in such field. BIZEOLCAT is addressing the use of light alkanes as raw material for specialty chemical industry and not as feedstock for fuels in the current oil refining process, becoming part of this transition.

BIZEOLCAT will aim developing 4 new processes of light alkanes (methane, propane and butane) conversion to olefins (propylene, butadiene) and to aromatics demonstrating higher performance, cost efficiency and environmental sustainability, using innovative methodologies for catalysts preparation and membrane reactor design. A refining company, TUPRAS, will run the pilot unit experiments. Two large companies, CEPSA and PERSTORP, will validate propylene and propylene and benzene, respectively as part of TR5 validation.

sLCA have demonstrated that the expected reduction in the greenhouse emissions related to the manufacturing of propane dehydrogenation developed within the project and also the Aromatization process in comparison to current Oleflex® and benzene production from a reformate plant is far over the target value of 20%.

A joint venture creation is part of BIZEOLCAT exploitation plan.

The BIZEOLCAT consortium comprises 14 partners: 2 technology centres, 2 research institutes, 3 universities, 1 Standardization body, 1 international association and finally 4 large industry and 1 SME from 10 countries (7 EU members, 2 associated countries to H2020, 1 third country).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 847 400

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 519 562,50
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 561 250
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINTEF AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 233 750
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 628 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 451 302,50
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri Anonim Sirketi
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 439 625
Address
Petrol Cad. 41790, Korfez
41790 Kocaeli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PERSTORP AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 330 500
Address
.
20125 Perstorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRANE INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 357 500
Address
2 Route De La Noue
91190 Gif Sur Yvette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 210 000
Address
Rond-point Schuman 14
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 78 125
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
NEXTCHEM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 746 250
Address
Via Di Vannina 88/94
00156 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE PETROLEOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 572,50
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 259 A Torre Cepsa
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)