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Turning industrial waste gases (mixed CO/CO2 streams) into intermediates for polyurethane plastics for rigid foams/building insulation and coatings

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768919

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 765 358,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 765 358,75

Coordinated by:

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG

Germany

Objective

The EU process industry needs to become less dependent of fossils as source of carbon, and – at the same time - to reduce the greenhouse effect by decarbonizing the economy. Carbon4PUR will tackle the two challenges at the same time by transforming the CO2/CO containing flue gas streams of the energy-intensive industry into higher value intermediates for market-oriented consumer products. The industrially driven, multidisciplinary consortium will develop and demonstrate a novel process based on direct chemical flue gas mixture conversion, avoiding expensive physical separation, thus substantially reducing the carbon footprint, and also contributing to high monetary savings.
Both the consortium and the work are organized along the full value chain starting with the provision and conditioning of industrial emissions from a steel to a chemical company in line with the concept of industrial symbiosis, going through the transformation into chemical building blocks – lactones and cyclic carbonates – which both will be further transformed into polymer intermediates and flow into desired sustainable polyurethane applications of rigid foams and coatings. LCA and technology evaluation will be done and replication strategies to transfer the technology to other applications will be elaborated. The distinctive feature of the developed process is avoiding resource-intense separation of the gas components before the synthesis, and developing a chemo-catalytic process to deal directly with the gas mixture instead. The challenge and innovation is coming up with an adjustable process in terms of on-purpose and demand tailor-made production of required products, taking into account all variables at the same time: the available flue gases characteristic from the steel plant, material and process parameters, and the market requirements for the end product, thus flexibly involving the whole value chain with best results and possibly lower the prices.

Coordinator

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG

Address

Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 2 876 250

Participants (13)

RECTICEL SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 402 335

VIOMICHANIA RITINON MEGARON ANASTASIOS FANIS ANONYMOS ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 320 825

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 807 000

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 349 722,50

DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 277 937,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 296 393,75

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 382 821,25

ARCELORMITTAL MAIZIERES RESEARCH SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 311 875

SOUTH POLE CARBON ASSET MANAGEMENT AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 304 213,75

GRAND PORT MARITIME DE MARSEILLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 136 250

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 947 247,50

PNO CONSULTANTS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 252 500

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 99 987,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768919

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 765 358,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 765 358,75

Coordinated by:

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG

Germany