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Bimetallic Catalysis for Diverse Methane Functionalization

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 863914

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 999 679

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 679

Hosted by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

Project description

English EN

A route to efficient and sustainable methane functionalisation

Methane, the main ingredient found in natural gas, is used chiefly as a burning fuel; alternatively, it can be converted into a useful mixture called synthesis gas. Despite advances in the field, methane’s versatile use is hindered by its low intrinsic reactivity. The principal strategy the EU-funded BECAME project will follow to increase methane's reactivity is to use one transition metal complex to activate the carbon-hydrogen bonds, and another transition metal complex to catalyse the methylation process. BECAME researchers expect the proposed method to reveal more about catalytic cross-coupling reactions and carbon-hydrogen activation, and serve as a fundamental basis for efficient and sustainable methane functionalisation.

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Host institution

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Address

Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/N
15782 Santiago De Compostela

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 999 679

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 999 679

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 863914

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2025

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 999 679

  • EU contribution

    € 1 999 679

Hosted by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain