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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/aliphatic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 839 915

Participants (6)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 614 135
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 728 383,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 599 953,75
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PAUL WURTH SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 162 500
Address
Rue D Alsace 32
1122 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 335 000
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PIXEL VOLTAIC LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 305 291,25
Address
Rua Da Arroteia, Nr. 158, 2B-28
4425 622 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)