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Heterogenous Photo(electro)catalysis in Flow using Concentrated Light: modular integrated designs for the production of useful chemicals

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862453

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 993 315

  • EU contribution

    € 6 993 315

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

Objective

"The aim of this project is to develop and model an integrated modular system based on continuous-flow heterogeneous photo(electro)catalytic reactors to produce relevant chemicals such as ethylene in the chemical sector, precursor to ""green plastics"" and many other high-value chemicals using abundant resources such as water, carbon dioxide and light. We aim at delivering cost-efficient small-scale systems for intermittent operation to respond to the needs of rural, isolated territories, and distributed manufacturing. Novel multifunctional photo(electro)catalytic materials integrated into practical and scalable reactors are required in Europe to maintain the technological leadership in chemical manufacturing, while ensuring the deployment of sustainable processes which meet circular economy and green industry for a low-carbon future. FlowPhotoChem will use the expertise of the partners to design, model, construct and validate an integrated modular system with improved energy efficiency and negative CO2 emissions, since concentrated CO2 will be valorised to high-value chemicals. The integrated system will be studied from a life cycle analysis perspective to quantify such effects, and to include a techno-economic study to quantify the cost of the technology and compare with comparable renewable solutions for the production of the same/similar chemicals."

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Address

University Road
H91 Galway

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 759 290

Participants (13)

PINTAIL LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 199 937,50

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 493 750

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 492 500

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 749 862,50

SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 545 000

JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 371 883,75

MEMBRASENZ SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 521 787,50

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM BERLIN FUR MATERIALIEN UND ENERGIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 549 975

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 799 016,25

ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 359 062,50

THALESNANO NANOTECHNOLOGIAI KUTATO-FEJLESZTO MUKODO RT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 500 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 600 000

KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 51 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 862453

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 993 315

  • EU contribution

    € 6 993 315

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland