Skip to main content

Greenhouse gases to valuable liquid chemicals: High-flux zeolite membrane-based reactor for the efficient conversion of CH4 and CO2

Project description

A new way for porous minerals to transform greenhouse gases

The history of zeolite science dates back to the 18th century when Swedish mineralogist and chemist Baron Axel Fredrik Cronstedt heated the mineral stilbite with a blowpipe flame. Scientists today are studying how the highly porous rocks called zeolites can help reduce carbon dioxide levels from factory smokestacks. Taking this a step further, the EU-funded ZeoMemRx project will use catalytically active, highly oriented zeolite ZSM-5 thin-films to create a prototype membrane reactor for the conversion of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) into liquid commodity chemicals, especially aromatics, while reducing emissions into the atmosphere. The project will seek intellectual property coverage through a patent application.

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data