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Renewable Electricity-based, cyclic and economic production of Fuel

Objective

The collaborative project EcoFuel addresses the Topic “Development of next generation renewable fuel technologies from CO2 and renewable energy (Power and Energy to Renewable Fuels)” under the call Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Secure, clean and efficient energy.
EcoFuel develops and demonstrates a novel thorough process chain that significantly improves the energy efficiency for production of synthetic fuel out of CO2 and water using renewable energy. The process chain comprises a) the supply of CO2 from the atmosphere via a novel direct air capture approach, b) direct electro-catalytic reduction of CO2 to C2/C3 alkenes at close to ambient temperatures, and c) thermo-catalytic liquefaction of alkenes, upgrading and fractionation into transport fuels. The direct electro-catalytic CO2 reduction to hydrocarbons offers greatly enhanced efficiency potentials compared to Power-to-X technologies downstream of water electrolysis and at the same time, reduces process pathway steps. Process performance will be validated by in-depth impact assessment. The EcoFuel approach will bring together chemists, physicists, engineers and dissemination and exploitation experts from 4 universities/research institutions, 2 SMEs and 3 industries, innovatively joining their key technologies to develop and exploit a novel complete process chain, based on the power of electrochemistry to deliver truly green (CO2 neutral) fuels with an unprecedented overall energy efficiency. Within 36 months project duration, the EcoFuel technology will undergo a thorough material and component R&D programme and together with its significant industry involvement this project will be set on unique path toward new technology developments up to TRL 4 that will have lasting impact on the European renewable energy system.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-RES-RIA
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AVL LIST GMBH
Address
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 453 650

Participants (8)

SIEMENS ENERGY GLOBAL GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 147 250
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AXIOM ANGEWANDTE PROZESSTECHNIK GES.M.B.H.
Austria
EU contribution
€ 687 250
Address
Wiener Strasse 114, Halle I-j
2483 Ebreichsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 609 913,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 597 336,25
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PRETEXO
France
EU contribution
€ 86 397,50
Address
58 Avenue D'occitanie Bat J2 Apt 193
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 598 750
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 428 000
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments