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INnovaTive Enzymes and polyionic-liquids based membRAnes as CO2 Capture Technology

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608535

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 170 384,60

  • EU contribution

    € 4 775 552

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

Objective

A major task addressed in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan of the EU is the sustainable power generation from fossil fuels. A crucial step here is the separation of CO2 from flue gas. INTERACT investigates the scientific and technological basis of radically innovative materials and processes. Strong improvement of the energy penalty of the capture process below 5 % points and reduction of the CO2 capture costs significantly below 50% by simultaneously substantially decreasing the footprint of power plants and thus the environmental impact. INTERACT follows the idea of the concurrent engineering in which new materials for CO2 capture i.e. membranes, highly efficient nanomaterials and biological absorbents are combined with innovative technologies resulting in real breakthroughs according to criteria given in Topic ENERGY 2013.5.1.2.
The general concept of INTERACT is to open new pathways for development of high-potential novel processes for post combustion CO2 capture based on new materials, using poly(ionic liquid)s or enzymes, integrated into gas separation technologies such as gas separation membranes, absorption in columns and absorption using membrane contactors. Several innovative absorbents and adsorbents - the main bottleneck of the conventional processes - will be in depth analysed for applications in different unit process operations. Tests in full scale for long term operation under realistic operating conditions will confirm their feasibility. It will result of proof of concept for the most suitable combination of new “material by design” and innovative technology. These activities fully agree with the recommendations of the Materials Roadmaps Enabling Low Carbon Energy Technologies from 2011.
The consortium composed of industry, universities and research institutes will provide the technological basis for advanced CO2 separation both for large scale operation of power stations or other energy intensive industry as well as for smaller emission sources

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Address

August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 966 387

Administrative Contact

Dr.- Ing. Andrzej Górak (Prof.)

Participants (10)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 545 249

FUNDACION CIDETEC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 425 200

SOLVIONIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 243 392

INSTYTUT INZYNIERII CHEMICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 150 072

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 272 320

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 362 017

SUPREN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 461 800

FUNDACION IDONIAL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 167 300

NOVOZYMES NORTH AMERICA, INC.

United States

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

NOVOZYMES A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 151 815

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 608535

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 170 384,60

  • EU contribution

    € 4 775 552

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND

Germany

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