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Tandem Electrocatalytic Reactor for energy/Resource efficiency And process intensification

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 677471

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    15 September 2015

  • End date

    14 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 424 785,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 424 784,50

Coordinated by:

European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.

Belgium

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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Coordinator

European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.

Address

Rond-Point Schuman 14
1040 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 688 247,50

Participants (7)

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 801 706

MAGNETO SPECIAL ANODES BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 429 000

GENSORIC GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 403 000

HYSYTECH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 509 000

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 587 925

FUNDACIO PRIVADA BARCELONA DIGITAL CENTRE TECNOLOGIC

Spain

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 605 906

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 677471

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    15 September 2015

  • End date

    14 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 424 785,25

  • EU contribution

    € 4 424 784,50

Coordinated by:

European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.

Belgium