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Recycling carbon dioxide in the cement industry to produce added-value additives: a step towards a CO2 circular economy

Objective

CO2 from the flue gases of a rotary kiln in a cement industry (CO2: 25 vol%) will be used for the production of value-added chemicals (acid additives for cement formulations) and materials (CaCO3 nanoparticles to be used as concrete fillers). A circular-economy-approach is enabled: the CO2 produced by cement manufacturing is re-used in a significant part within the plant itself to produce better cement-related products entailing less energy intensity and related CO2 emissions by a quadratic effect.
Ionic liquids (bare or amine-functionalised) will be the key technological playground for the efficient and cost-effective (<30 €/ton) purification of CO2 to a purity grade sufficient for the above mentioned utilisation paths. A dedicated pilot plant (flue gas flow rate: 50 Nm3/h) will be developed, based on the knowledge-based selection of the best ionic-liquids composition and operating conditions.
Within a final TRL 6 integrated system demo campaign, the thereby derived CO2 will be utilised in parallel to:
-) promote the precipitation of nano-CaCO3 powders which act as strength enhancer and accelerator of the hydration rate.
-) synthesize through electrocatalytic and catalytic pathways formic acid, oxalic acid and glycine to be used as hardening acceleration promoters, grinding aids or ionic liquids additives, respectively.
Distinctive features of the RECODE approach are the high process intensification and scale-up-ability; the use of low-grade heat sources; the meaningful reduction of CO2 emissions (>20% accounting for direct and indirect means) and the good market potential of their products at a mass production scale.
The first two years of the project will be focused on the development of key functional materials and process units at TRL 4-5, the third year on the assembly of single-process lines certified at TRL 5-6, and the fourth year on the assembly and testing at a cement manufacturing site (TITAN) of the TRL 6 integrated CO2 process.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2017

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Net EU contribution
€ 761 954,00
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy

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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 829 307,50
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
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
€ 27 500,00
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
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 515 596,25
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L.
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 402 780,29
Address
Rond Point Schuman 14 5me Etage
1040 Bruxelles

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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
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.

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Italy
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€ 132 045,84
Address
Piazza Pugliatti 1
98122 Messina

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Isole Sicilia Messina
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DVGW DEUTSCHER VEREIN DES GAS- UNDWASSERFACHES - TECHNISCH-WISSENSCHAFTLICHER VEREIN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 536 903,75
Address
Josef Wirmer Strasse 1-3
53123 Bonn

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 456 407,50
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 522 803,50
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
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€ 508 225,00
Address
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

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Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
HYSYTECH SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 349 282,50
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
IOLITEC IONIC LIQUIDS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 630 826,94
Address
Salzstrasse 184
74076 Heilbronn

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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
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Heilbronn, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UAB MODERNIOS E-TECHNOLOGIJOS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 510 107,13
Address
Vismaliuku G 34
10423 Vilnius

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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
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
M.T.M. SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 16 267,50
Address
Via La Morra 1
12062 Cherasco

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Cuneo
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TITAN CEMENT COMPANY AE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 423 605,00
Address
Halkidos Street 22a
111 43 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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€ 0,00
CUBOGAS S.R.L.
Italy
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€ 280 802,30
Address
Piazza Santa Barbara 7
20097 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00