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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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NMP-NI-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
9035 Arnhem
Netherlands

Participants (26)

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DE CHIMIE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Address
8 Rue De L'ecole Normale
Montpellier
ORELIS SAS
France
Address
5 Chemin Du Pilon
Saint Maurice De Beynost
HAFFMANS BV
Netherlands
Address
Marinus Dammeweg 30
3150 Venlo
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
Chester
ISRAEL ELECTRIC CORPORATION LIMITED
Israel
Address
1 Netiv Haor Street
Haifa
CERAMIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES SA
France
Address
Route De Saint-privat - La Resclause
Salindres
INSTALACIONES INABENSA SA
Spain
Address
Manuel Velasco Pando 7
Sevilla
NORGES TEKNISK - NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Address
Hoegskoleringen 1
Trondheim
PARKER FILTRATION AND SEPARATION B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Oude Kerkstraat 4
258 Etten-leur
E.ON ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
Address
Bergmannglueckstrasse 41-43
Gelsenkirchen
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7
Roma
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
217 Enschede
EDP - GESTAO DA PRODUCAO DE ENERGIA SA
Portugal
Address
Avenida Jose Malhoa, Lote A-13
Freguesia De Campolide - Lisboa
INASCO - INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION O.E.
Greece
Address
Miaouli St., 22
Moschato - Athens
LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER E.V.
Germany
Address
Hollerithallee 8
Hannover
FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE-DAME DE LA PAIX DE NAMUR
Belgium
Address
Rue De Bruxelles, 61
Namur / Namen
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Villigen
Villigen Psi
SIEMENS AG
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacherplatz 21
3220 Muenchen
SPECIFIC POLYMERS SARL
France
Address
8, Rue De L'ecole Normale
Montpellier
DONG ENERGY POWER A/S
Denmark
Address
Kraftværksvej 53
Fredericia, Skærbæk
HYGEAR B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
5280 Arnhem
INSTYTUT CHEMII PRZEMYSLOWEJ IM. PROF. IGNACEGO MOSCICKIEGO
Poland
Address
Ul. Rydygiera 8
Warszawa
RHEINISCH-WESTFALISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
REPSOL YPF, S.A.
Spain
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 278
Madrid
ENDESA GENERACION SA
Spain
Address
Avenida De La Borbolla 5
Sevilla
YODFAT ENGINEERS (1994) LTD
Israel
Address
Moshav Yodfat
M.p. Misgav