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Adaptable Reactors for Resource- and Energy-Efficient Methane Valorisation

Objective

In ADREM, leading industries and university groups in process intensification, catalytic reactor engineering and process control team up to address the domain of resource- and energy-efficient valorisation of variable methane feedstocks to C2+ hydrocarbons. The development of new and intensified adaptable catalytic reactor systems for flexible and decentralized production at high process performance is in focus, able to operate with changing feedstock composition and deliver “on-demand” the required product distribution by switching selected operational/control parameters and/or changing modular catalyst cartridges. In the long term, we expect the reactors to operate energy- and emission-lean using green electricity as the direct, primary energy source.
In order to converge to the optimal design, the project will utilize the unique integral, four-domain process intensification (PI) methodology, pioneered by the consortium. This is the only approach able to deliver a fully intensified equipment/process. The key feature is the systematic, simultaneous addressing of the four domains: spatial, thermodynamic, functional and temporal.

ADREM will provide:
• highly innovative, economic and environmentally friendly processes and equipment for efficient transformation of methane into useful chemicals and liquid fuels, for which monetary savings of more than 10% are expected.
• process technologies applying flexible modular one-step process with high selectivity for valorisation of methane from various sources.
• modular (and containerized and mobile) reactors permitting flexible adaptation of the plant size to demand and also utilizing smaller or temporary sources of methane or other feeds.

The project will employ emerging reactor technologies coupled to especially designed catalytic systems to address a variety of scenarios embodying methane valorisation. The concepts developed can be later readily extrapolated on other types of catalytic processes of similar sizes.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/organic chemistry/hydrocarbons
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/liquid fuels
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

H2020-SPIRE-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 003 437,50

Participants (9)

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 930 062,50
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNIP BENELUX BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 272 500
Address
Afrikaweg 30
2713 AW Zoetermeer
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAIREM SOCIETE POUR L APPLICATION INDUSTRIELLE DE LA RECHERCHE EN ELECTRONIQUE ET MICRO ONDES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 178 593,75
Address
Porte Du Grand Lyon 12
01700 Neyron Miribel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 669 468,75
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 669 726
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 564 503,75
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 375 750
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 574 266
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 761 625
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations