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Tandem Electrocatalytic Reactor for energy/Resource efficiency And process intensification

Objective

"TERRA project aims to develop, from TRL 3 to 5, a tandem electrocatalytic reactor (TER) coupling an oxidation reaction to a reduction reaction, with thus the great potential advantage of i) saving resources and energy (needed to produce the oxidant and reductants for the two separate reactions), and ii) intensify the process (reduce the nr. of steps, coupling two synthesis processes and especially eliminating those to prepare the oxidation and reduction agents). The proposal address one of SPIRE Roadmap Key Actions “New ways of targeting energy input via electrochemical”.
The TER unit may be used in a large field of applications, but will be developed for a specific relevant case: the synthesis of PEF (PolyEthylene Furanoate), a next generation plastic. TERRA project aims to make a step forward in this process by coupling the FDCA and MEG synthesis in a single novel TER reactor, with relevant process intensification.
Between the elements of innovation of the approach are: i) operation at higher T,P than ""conventional"" electrochemical devices for chemical manufacturing, ii) use of noble-metal-free electrocatalysts, iii) use of novel 3D-type electrodes to increase productivity, iv) use of electrode with modulation of activity, v) possibility to utilize external bias (from unused electrical renewable energy) to enhance flexibility of operations.
In addition to scale-up reactor and test under environmental relevant conditions (TRL 5), the approach in TERRA project is to address the critical elements to pass from lab-scale experimentation to industrial prototype with intensified productivity. These developments are critical for a wider use of electrochemical manufacturing in chemical and process industries.
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Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2015

Coordinator

European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.
Net EU contribution
€ 688 247,50
Address
Rond Point Schuman 14 5me Etage
1040 Bruxelles
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 716 706,00
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

AVANTIUM SUPPORT BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 85 000,00
Address
Zekeringstraat 29
1014 BV Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MAGNETO SPECIAL ANODES BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 429 000,00
Address
Calandstraat 109
3125BA Schiedam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GENSORIC GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 403 000,00
Address
Gerhart-hauptmann-strasse 23
18055 Rostock

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Rostock, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HYSYTECH SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 509 000,00
Address
Strada Del Drosso 33 18
10135 Torino

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 587 925,00
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 400 000,00
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 605 906,00
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25