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Cost-effective and durable nanostructured pd catalysts for natural gas vehicle and premixed burner applications

Objective

Cost-effective and durable catalysts for natural gas combustion based on nano-sized perovskite oxides, suitable promoters against thermal/sulfur deactivation and limited amounts of Pd are developed. In a cost reduction perspective, key issues are the minimization of the Pd content compared to conventional catalysts (Pd price has increased by more than five times in the last three years) and the use of energy-saving preparation techniques (spray pyrolysis, combustion synthesis,) amenable for industrial scale up. The catalysts will be deposited over structured supports (honeycombs, fiber mats,...) so as to derive catalytic converters for emission control of natural gas fuelled vehicles and premix catalytic burners for household boilers. Driven by industrial end-users, extensive testing and ageing protocols will be performed in tailored test rigs, so as to derive feed-back information for materials improvement and to finally deliver catalytic systems ready for exploitation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Italy

Participants (6)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
ECOCAT OY
Finland
Address
Wihtavuorentie, 162
41330 Vihtavuori / Laukaa
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC (TRADING AS SYNETIX)
United Kingdom
Address
Orchard Road
SG8 5HE Royston,herts
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Guglielmo Marconi 8
80125 Napoli
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino (Turin)
S.A. GIANNONI FRANCE
France
Address
Aéropole Centre
29600 Morlaix