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Catalyst design and optimisation by fast combinatorial analysis (COMBICAT)

Objective

Global market pressures are driving European chemical industry to reduce R&D cycle times and costs to provide high quality products or new production technologies. The development of new efficient solid catalyst for heterogeneously catalyzed reactions often contradicts these requirements as it involves expensive, time consuming steps. In the COMBICAT project the combinatorial approach is used to overcome these obstacles. The set targets are to develop innovative methods for high-speed catalyst preparation, testing and selection. Then these methods are to be used to discover new compound combinations as new and highly performing catalysts for industrially relevant reactions. Better catalysts would result in reduction of energy consumption and undesired side-products. The developed technological concepts and apparatus will be sold as a spin-off through high-tech SME.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GROUPEMENT EUROPÉEN DE RECHERCHES TECHNOLOGIQUES SUR LES HYDROCARBURES
Address
Avenue Napoléon Bonaparte 232
92500 Rueil Malmaison
France

Participants (9)

Amtec GmbH - Advanced Machinery and Technology for Experimental Chemistry
Germany
Address
Annaberger Strasse 240, Chemnitz
09125 Sachsen
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Albert Einstein 2
69626 Villeurbanne
DSM RESEARCH B.V.
Netherlands
Address
1,Koestraat 3
6167 RA Geleen
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
3,Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
ENGELHARD DE MEERN BV
Netherlands
Address
67,Strijkviertel 67
3454 PK De Meern
ENITECNOLOGIE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Felice Maritano 26
20097 San Donato Milanese
INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED CHEMISTRY BERLIN-ADLERSHOF E.V.
Germany
Address
5G 9.9,Richard-willstaetter-str. 12
12489 Berlin
MILLENNIUM PHARMACEUTICALS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Rosemary Lane
CB1 3LQ Cambridge
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
S/n,avenida De Los Naranjos S/n
46022 Valencia