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Photoelectrocatalytic device for SUN-driven CO2 conversion into green CHEMicals

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862192

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 771 145

  • EU contribution

    € 6 617 645

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO PRIVADA BARCELONA DIGITAL CENTRE TECNOLOGIC

Spain

Objective

SunCoChem will have an important impact in reduction of the dependence of the European Chemical Industry (ECI) on carbon feedstock by producing a competitive and integrated solution enabling the carbon-netural production of high valuable chemicals from solar energy, H20 and CO2.
SunCoChem will provide a solution based on a competitive tandem photoelectrocatalytic reactor (TPER) to efficiently produce oxo-products from CO2, water and sunlight. This will be achieved by process intensification coupling a sun-driven carbon dioxide reduction to CO/water oxidation to O2 with C-C bond carbonylation reaction catalysed by novel multifunctional hybrid photoelectrocatalysts (PEcats)
SunCoChem is focused on the production of 3 main oxo-products of interest for three important chemical industries in Europe: i) Glycolic Acid, used as polymers building block and of interest to AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV; ii) Valeraldheyde, a flavor ingredient of interest to and produced by DOW CHEMICALS; and iii) LimoxalTM a fragrance ingredient of interest to and produced by IFF.
The TPER will be demonstrated at a TRL5 scale of 1m2 and validated by a set of 3 case studies corresponding to the 3 selected products, representing real chemical industry needs from the 3 mentioned industrial partners. The sustainable and efficient technology for oxo-products production will be demonstrated by addressing the recycling CO2 flue gas and by-products from Dow Chemicals and IFF, with an improved chemical energy conversion efficiency (≥10%) and CO2 emissions reduction (≥50%). The advantages of the SunCoChem technology in terms of social and environment impact will be analyzed with respect to conventional production routes of the same target products.
Maximum impact will be ensured through the involvement of the mentioned three industrial end users in the validation of the technology, a well-balanced dissemination, standardization, communication, stakeholders engagement and exploitation of the different results.

Coordinator

FUNDACIO PRIVADA BARCELONA DIGITAL CENTRE TECNOLOGIC

Address

Carrer Roc Boronat 117, 5 Planta
08018 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 000 250

Participants (13)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 681 875

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 750

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 428 125

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 552 225

SOLARONIX SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 611 100

AVANTIUM CHEMICALS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 518 487,50

LAURENTIA TECHNOLOGIES SLL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 254 375

IOLITEC IONIC LIQUIDS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 262 540

HYSYTECH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 038 125

DOW CHEMICAL IBERICA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 277 500

IFF BENICARLO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 917,50

ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 90 625

TECHNOLOGIKO EKPAIDEFTIKO IDRYMA KENTRIKIS MAKEDONIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 152 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862192

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 771 145

  • EU contribution

    € 6 617 645

Coordinated by:

FUNDACIO PRIVADA BARCELONA DIGITAL CENTRE TECNOLOGIC

Spain