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FAST industrialisation by CAtalysts Research and Development

FAST industrialisation by CAtalysts Research and Development

Objective

"To meet short term European 20-20-20 objectives and long term targets of European Energy Roadmap 2050, an energy paradigm shift is needed for which biomass conversion into advanced biofuels is essential.
This new deal has challenges in catalyst development which so far hinders implementation at industrial level: Firstly, biomass is much more complex and reactive than conventional feedstock; secondly development of such catalysts is traditionally done by lengthy empirical approaches.
FASTCARD aims at:
-Developing a novel ""rational design"" of nano-catalysts for better control; optimised based on advanced characterisation methods and systematic capture of knowledge by scalable mathematical and physical models, allowing prediction of performance in the context of bio-feedstocks;
-Developing industrially relevant, insightful Downscaling methodologies to allow evaluation of the impact of diverse and variable bio-feedstocks on catalyst performance;
-Addressing major challenges impacting on the efficiency and implementation of 4 key catalytic steps in biobased processes:
• Hydrotreating (HT) and co-Fluid Catalytic Cracking forming the pyrolysis liquid value chain for near term implementation in existing refining units as a timely achievement of the 20-20-20 objectives: addressing challenges of selectivity and stability in HT; increased bio-oil content in co-FCC.
• Hydrocarbon (HC) reforming and CO2 tolerant Fischer Tropsch (FT) forming the gasification value chain for longer term implementation in new European relevant infrastructure, representing 100% green sustainable route for Energy Roadmap 2050: addressing challenges of stability and resistance in HC reforming; stability and selectivity for FT.
Advances in rational design of nano-catalysts will establish a fundamental platform that can be applied to other energy applications. The project will thus speed-up industrialisation of safer, greener, atom efficient, and stable catalysts, while improving the process efficiency."
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Coordinator

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Address

Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 235 034

Administrative Contact

Tove Lillian Hønstad (Mrs.)

Participants (13)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 976 745

ENI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 114 900

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 650 757

BORESKOV INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 262 497

GRACE GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 530 248

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 508 567

STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 812 602

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 847 720

B.T.G. BIOMASS TECHNOLOGY GROUP BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 839 925

PROCESS DESIGN CENTER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 682 450

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 282 716

SAINT-GOBAIN CENTRE DE RECHERCHES ET D'ETUDES EUROPEEN

France

EU Contribution

€ 176 714

REPSOL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 313 233

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604277

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 922 930,20

  • EU contribution

    € 8 234 108

Coordinated by:

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway