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Efficient CO2 conversion over multisite Zeolite-Metal nanocatalysts to fuels and OlefinS

Efficient CO2 conversion over multisite Zeolite-Metal nanocatalysts to fuels and OlefinS

Objective

"What if we were able to use CO2 and H2 from renewable energy sources as fuel and chemical feedstocks, and thus decrease CO2 emissions and displace fossil fuels at the same time? COZMOS will develop an energy-efficient and environmentally and economically viable conversion of CO2 to fuels and high added value chemicals via an innovative, cost effective catalyst, reactor and process. The concept will combine the sequential reactions of CO2 hydrogenation to methanol and methanol to C3 hydrocarbons, exploiting Le Chatelier's principle to overcome low equilibrium product yields of methanol. Complete conversion of CO2 to a 85 % yield of C3 hydrocarbons will be achieved by using an optimised bifunctional catalyst within a single reactor. The optimised catalyst will allow the combined reactions, that currently run at disparate temperatures and pressures, to operate in a temperature/pressure ""sweet spot"", which will reduce infrastructure and provide energy and production cost savings. The concept will allow tunable production of propane, an easily stored fuel used for heating, cooking and transportation, and the more valuable product propene, a base chemical primarily polymerised to lightweight plastics, depending on location, amount of available renewable energy and economic needs. The integrated technology will be demonstrated at TRL5 on off-gases from the energy intensive steel and refinery industries. Markets for both propane and propene are expected to grow in the coming years, such that the COZMOS technology will contribute to achieving a Circular Economy and diversified economic base in carbon-intensive regions.
Throughout the whole value chain development, emphasis will be placed on risk-mitigation pathways and strong industrial involvement, LCA and techno-economic analysis to maximise further exploitation and industrialisation of the results. Specific attention will be paid to social acceptance, including analysis of stakeholder and end-user interests."
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Address

Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo

Norway

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 734 015

Participants (10)

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SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 380 000

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Saudi Arabia

HALDOR TOPSOE AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 350 175

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 300 575

LINDE AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 353 022,50

Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri Anonim Sirketi

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 776 375

TATA STEEL UK LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 553,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 388 837,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 410 610

SHANXI INSTITUTE OF COAL CHEMISTRY CHINESEACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 837733

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 752 386,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 997 163,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway