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Design of low-cost and carbon-resistant Ni-based mesoporous silicas for chemical CO2 utilization through tri-reforming of methane

Project description

High-efficiency catalysts for methane tri-reforming

The process of carbon capture and utilisation has been gaining attention as a potential strategy to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial emitters. Methane tri-reforming is viewed as a part of these technologies. Not only does the process produce synthesis gas with the desired ratios of hydrogen–carbon monoxide, but it also eliminates carbon formation – a serious concern in methane reforming. Furthermore, the process allows direct CO2 conversion from flue gases when applied in natural gas-fired power plants. Lack of efficient catalysts has prevented methane tri-reforming from making a bigger impact. The EU-funded MesoSi-CO2 project plans to design efficient nickel-based catalysts supported by mesoporous silica. For their synthesis, the project will take advantage of renewable bio-sources, zero-cost industrial waste and microwave technology.

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Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 202 158,72