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Plasma catalysis for CO2 recycling and green chemistry

Objective

The main objective of the present ITN project is the formation of a new generation of experts in the subject of CO2
valorization using plasma-catalytic coupled processes. Plasma intensification of CO2 valorization processes, such as CO2
hydrogenation and dry reforming of methane, can greatly contribute to the stabilization of CO2 concentration in our
atmosphere through the production of synthetic fuels that will be involved in overall zero or near zero emission cycles. This
alternative utilization of yet C-based fuels will play an important role in our transition to a 100% renewable future. Chemical
and thermochemical CO2 valorization processes are hindered by very slow reaction kinetics. Catalysts are often used but,
most of the time, they either are not enough, or their utilization is not feasible under real operation conditions. The use of
plasmas in combination with a well-designed catalyst can turn this sluggish CO2 valorization processes feasible. There is
however a complete lack of knowledge about almost every aspect of this plasma-catalysis coupling. Research efforts will be
then directed towards the understanding of CO2 plasmas, their interaction with solid catalytic surfaces, the formation of
excited species and the fundamentals of the reaction mechanisms involved. Different plasmas and different catalysts are
needed. Novel reactor concepts need to be found. The PhD topics cover many different scientific disciplines: from the physics of plasmas to the physicochemical characterization of solid surfaces and catalysis. The students will be instructed in several fields, not only considering science but also other important skills, such as soft skills training, as well as specific
formation on managing, marketing and business skills along the duration of this project. To cloture this project a
European conference on Plasma Catalysis for CO2 Valorization and Green Chemistry is foreseen.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Coordinator

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 274 802,04

Participants (11)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF YORK

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 475 440,48
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
AKADEMIA GORNICZO-HUTNICZA IM. STANISLAWA STASZICA W KRAKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 227 478,60
Address
Al Adama Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 219 591,36
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (10)

ITRE SRL
Italy
Address
Via N. Bixio 12
30036 Santa Maria Di Sala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GSYF - EQUIPAMENTOS PARA ENERGIA, LDA
Portugal
Address
Rua De Sao Sebastiao 11
2500 064 Caldas Da Rainha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLIMATE KIC
France
Address
9 11 Rue Anatole De La Forge
75017 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE CAEN NORMANDIE
France
Address
Esplanade De La Paix
14032 Caen Cedex 5
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAY
France
Address
Batiment Breguet - 3 Rue Joliot Curie
91190 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AFS ENTWICKLUNGS + VERTRIEBS GMBH
Germany
Address
Von-holzapfel-straße 10
86497 Horgau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLAYL
France
Address
2 Rue Jean Rostand
91400 Orsay
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOPHYSICS BV
Netherlands
Address
Fransebaan 592 A
5627 JM Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)