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Low temperature catalytic methane decomposition for COx-free hydrogen production

Project description

Methane decomposition catalyst for cost-effective production of carbon dioxide-free hydrogen

A socially acceptable, sustainable and easy-to-implement technology is needed to rapidly decarbonise the energy sector. With this in mind, the EU-funded 112CO2 project proposes a new chemical reactor capable of using methane for the production of carbon dioxide-free hydrogen in a cost-effective way. It will develop a very active low-temperature methane decomposition (MD, also known as methane pyrolysis) catalyst, incorporating a cyclic regeneration step involving the selective hydrogenation of the carbon-attaching interface with the catalyst. A membrane reactor will be designed to run at about 600 °C with an energy density comparable to proton-exchange membrane fuel cells. If biomethane is used, the MD can remove CO2 from the atmosphere at competitive costs. The project’s MD reactor will be suitable for mobile and stationary applications.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Net EU contribution
€ 839 915,00
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto
Portugal

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 614 135,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 728 383,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 599 953,75
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PAUL WURTH SA
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 162 500,00
Address
Rue D Alsace 32
1122 Luxembourg

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
QUANTIS
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 335 000,00
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PIXEL VOLTAIC LDA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 305 291,25
Address
Uptec Asprela Ii, Rua Dr Julio De Matos N 828
4200-355 Porto

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00