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CO2 - Loop for Energy storage and conversion to Organic chemistry Processes through advanced catalytic Systems

Objective

CEOPS project will focus on a sustainable approach for the production of methanol from CO2, which is a precursor for fine chemicals products. The approach will reinforce the link between large CO2 emitters and fine chemical industries at the European level. The concept relies on two chemical pathways, CO2 to CH4 and CH4 to CH3OH with the intermediate carbon vector: methane. Methane benefits from the extended and existing natural gas network infrastructure. Its distribution will prevent additional CO2 emissions (rail & road transportation). This approach will favour the emergence of small and flexible production units of fine chemicals from methanol.
The technological work is based on advanced catalysts and electro-catalytic processes. CEOPS will develop advanced catalysts for application in three promising electro-catalytic processes (Dielectric barrier discharge plasma catalysis, Photo-activated catalysis and Electro-catalytic reduction) to increase their efficiency overtime for both pathways. The performances of the studied catalyst and process schemes will be benchmarked and the most efficient one, for each pathway, will be selected for a prototype. This prototype will be realised at a scale of 3m3.h-1 of methane, it will validate the concept and generate the required data for the techno-economic assessment.
The consortium merges the skills of 2 research organisations, 3 universities, 1 SME, 1 non profit organisation, 2 industries and 1 cluster. The project is led by CEA-LITEN. Italcementi, GSER and CCB will bring respectively their expertise in CO2 emissions, CH4 injection and transportation and on methanol use for the fine chemical industry. They also contribute to the techno-economic and environmental assessments. IST, IREC, OMNIDEA will develop advanced catalysts. UPMC, CEA, IREC, NOVA will develop electro-catalytic processes. CEA assisted by the consortium will implement the prototype. EMSR and CCB will ensure the dissemination of the CEOPS concept and results.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-SMALL-6
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 775 348
Administrative Contact
Betty Patoux (Mrs.)

Participants (9)

C.T.G. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 117 834
Address
Via Stezzano 87
24126 Bergamo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Danika Locatelli (Dr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 398 877
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Isabel Ribeiro (Prof.)
OMNIDEA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 165 512
Address
Travessa Antonio Gedeao 9
3510 017 Viseu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manuela Morais (Mrs.)
FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIADA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 225 176
Address
Quinta Da Torre
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luís Gaspar (Dr.)
GDF SUEZ ENERGY ROMANIA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 16 968
Address
Bulvard Marasesti 4-6 Sector 4
040251 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Maigrot (Mr.)
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 489 554
Address
C/ Jardins De Les Dones De Negre 1
08930 Sant Adria De Besos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Miguel Sanjuan (Mr.)
EUROPEAN MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY
France
EU contribution
€ 111 535
Address
Rue Du Loess 23
67037 Strasbourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Rodrigo Martins (Prof.)
CHEMIE CLUSTER BAYERN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 499
Address
Schwanthalerstr. 100
80336 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Gottschald (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 211 283
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anaïs Desclos