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use of multiscale modElling to Minimize coke ProducTion during the methanol-to- HYdrocarbon process

Project description

Multiscale models will enhance our ability to get valuable hydrocarbons from methanol

Methanol is a manufactured fuel that is also a precursor of valuable chemicals. It can be made from a variety of feedstocks including coal, biomass, biogas and even CO2 from industrial emissions. Methanol can replace fossil fuels as the precursor to valuable hydrocarbons, offering a route to more sustainable fuels and chemicals. The methanol-to-hydrocarbons (MTH) process has been around since the 1970s but has only been industrially implemented during the last decade. It still faces technical challenges among which is the formation of coke, a solid residue that inhibits reaction processes. The EU-funded EMPaTHY project will use computational multiscale modelling to better understand the mechanism of coke formation in the MTH process to minimise or eliminate its occurrence.


Net EU contribution
€ 171 473,28
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00