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CO2-based Electrosynthesis of ethylene oXIDE

Objective

The CO2EXIDE project aims at the development of a combined electrochemical-chemical technology for the simultaneous “200%” conversion of CO2 to ethylene at the cathode, water oxidation to hydrogen peroxide at the anode and a subsequent chemical conversion of both intermediates to ethylene oxide and oligo-/polyethylene glycol in a cascade, boosting this technology from TRL4 to TRL6. The CO2EXIDE technology combines a modular nature for the feasibility of a decentralised application, a high energy and material efficieny/yield and the substitution of fossil based production of ethylene oxide. The CO2EXIDE technology will be combinable with renewables and allows for the direct creation of products, which can be integrated into the existing supply chain. The reactions will be operated at low temperatures and pressures and forecast significant improvements in energy and resource efficiency combined with an enormous reduction of GHG emissions. All improvements will be quantitated using Life Cycle Assessment.

The CO2EXIDE approach will bring together physicists, chemists, engineers and dissemination and exploitation experts from 5 universities/research institutions, 3 SMEs and 2 industries, innovatively joining their key technologies to develop and exploit an unprecedented process based on CO2, renewable energy and water to combine the chemical and energy sector.

Within 42 months project duration, the CO2EXIDE technology will undergo a thorough material and component R&D programme. A 1kW PEM electrolyser for CO2-reduction and water oxidation in combination with an ethylene enrichment unit and subsequent chemical conversion cascade reactor will be manufactured to produce ethylene oxide as intermediate for oligo-/polyethylene glycol synthesis. This will prove the achievement of the quantified techno-economic targets of CO2EXIDE.

Call for proposal

H2020-IND-CE-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-SPIRE-2017

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 559 042,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 592 850,00
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LATVIJAS UNIVERSITATES CIETVIELU FIZIKAS INSTITUTS
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 486 125,00
Address
Kengaraga Iela 8
LV-1063 Riga

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Region
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 365 000,00
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 819 782,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 457 062,50
Address
Industriestr 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen-Höchstadt
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.

SIA SCHAEFFLER BALTIC

Participation ended

Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 338 125,00
Address
Ganibu Dambis 24A-52
1005 Riga

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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
Latvija Latvija Rīga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 486 456,35
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 201 313,75
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AXIOM ANGEWANDTE PROZESSTECHNIK GES.M.B.H.
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 417 062,50
Address
Wiener Strasse 114, Halle I-j
2483 Ebreichsdorf

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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
Niederösterreich Wiener Umland/Südteil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EPC - PROJEKTGESELLSCHAFT FUR KLIMA NACHHALTIGKEIT KOMMUNIKATION MBH GEMEINNUTZIG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 264 750,00
Address
Potsdamer Platz 1
10785 Berlin

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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
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 432 543,65
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00