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Non-Thermal PLasma Enabled cAtalysis-Separation system for UpgRading biogasto mEthane-NTPleasure

Non-Thermal PLasma Enabled cAtalysis-Separation system for UpgRading biogasto mEthane-NTPleasure

Objective

Biogas (CO2, 15~60 vol.%, CH4, 40~75 vo.l%) is produced by the anaerobic digestion of organic wastes such as sewage, food wastes and landfill, which can produce biomethane as the transport fuel. Therefore, extensive efforts have been dedicated for the separation of CO2 from biogas to enrich CH4 present. In addition, the further utilization of separated CO2 (e.g. CO2 to methanol or CH4) is also a challenge for directing its carbon cycle and hence reducing the current greenhouse gas emissions. In this project, an integrated separation-nonthermal plasma (NTP)-catalyst system will be developed to enable the full utilization and valorisation of biogas. The system will be based on selective capture of CO2 from the biogas stream using ultra-thin SAPO-34 zeolite membranes (~1 μm thickness) and the subsequent NTP-assisted catalytic CO2 methanation on Ni- and/or Co-based catalysts supported on 5A zeolite membrane (~3 μm thickness). The integrated design combining CO2 capture with CO2 methanation at ambient temperature will be an excellent candidate for further exploitation in the industrial scale biogas upgrade process. This project will also use transient kinetics and advanced in-situ characterization methods to understand the reaction mechanism and nature of the active site, including steady-state isotope kinetic analysis, short-time-on-stream diffuse reflectance infra spectroscopy and near ambient pressure X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, etc.
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Address

Oxford Road
M13 9pl Manchester

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 195 454,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 748196

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    15 January 2018

  • End date

    14 January 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 195 454,80

  • EU contribution

    € 195 454,80

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom