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NanoMembranes against Global Warming

NanoMembranes against Global Warming

Objective

The ultimate way to reduce CO2 emissions as required by the Kyoto protocol from the main contributors, the fossil fired power stations, is by CO2 capture. Existing methods (adsorption, non selective cooling) are not very cost- and energy effective: up to 25% consumption of the produced energy. CO2 separation through membranes will consume much less energy (8%), but suitable, reliable and economical membranes are currently non-existing. The objective is to develop optimal nanostructured membranes and installations for CO2 capture from power plants below 20 euro/ton with a build-in, smart, diagnostic technique. The consortium of 26 partners including 7 SMEs involves 14 countries. Five innovative membrane materials will be developed simultaneously.

The project organisation will stimulate cross-fertilisation for achieving major breakthroughs. For this an integration, modelling and a diagnostics task is included and cooperation with and field-testing by 6 future end-users will guarantee the realistic outcome of the material research. The cost price for the membranes will be a factor 5 lower by increasing the performance through radical innovations in membrane technology: a spin-coated sub-micron layer, oriented nano-spurs with active groups through the layer of the membrane and inherent oxygen stability by the introduction of active groups as block-copolymers in the membrane backbone. Smart design modules, for long life, low degradation and contamination combined with integrated performance monitoring, will be developed and tested in the laboratory and in the field.

Dissemination and exploitation strategies are incorporated in this project by including the mayor EU electricity companies and their equipment suppliers. Training activities and workshop s on membrane development and production, emission reduction and future sustainable power plant design for low CO2 emission are scheduled.

Coordinator

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Address

Utrechtseweg 310
9035 Arnhem

Netherlands

Administrative Contact

Paul RAATS (Mr)

Participants (26)

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ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE MONTPELLIER

France

ORELIS SAS

France

HAFFMANS BV

Netherlands

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

ISRAEL ELECTRIC CORPORATION LIMITED

Israel

CERAMIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES SA

France

INSTALACIONES INABENSA SA

Spain

NORGES TEKNISK - NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

PARKER FILTRATION AND SEPARATION B.V.

Netherlands

E.ON ENGINEERING GMBH

Germany

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EDP - GESTAO DA PRODUCAO DE ENERGIA SA

Portugal

INASCO - INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION O.E.

Greece

LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER E.V.

Germany

FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX DE NAMUR

Belgium

PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

SIEMENS AG

Germany

SPECIFIC POLYMERS SARL

France

DONG ENERGY POWER A/S

Denmark

HYGEAR B.V.

Netherlands

INSTYTUT CHEMII PRZEMYSLOWEJ IM. PROF. IGNACEGO MOSCICKIEGO

Poland

RHEINISCH-WESTFALISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

REPSOL YPF, S.A.

Spain

ENDESA GENERACION SA

Spain

YODFAT ENGINEERS (1994) LTD

Israel

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26735

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2011

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 891 811

  • EU contribution

    € 7 200 000

Coordinated by:

KEMA NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands