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Combining Process Intensification-driven Manufacture of Microstructured Reactors and Process Design regarding to Industrial Dimensions and Environment

Objective

The ultimate ambition of COPIRIDE is to develop a new modular production and factory concept for the chemical industry using adaptable plants with flexible output. This concept will be superior, intellectual property (IP) protected, and enable a much wider spread of know-how and education of this skill-intensive technology. Key functional enabling units are new production-scale, mass-manufactured microstructured reactors as well as other integrated process intensification (PI) reactors realising integrated processes. This will lead to a substantial reduction in costs, resources & energy and notably improves the eco-efficiency. To ensure the competitiveness of European (EU) manufacturing businesses, PI technology / know-how is transferred from leaders to countries (and respective medium & small industries) with no exposure in PI so far, but with a track record in sustainability, and to the explorative markets food and biofuels. A deeply rooted base will be created for IP rights (Copyright, © = COPIRIDE) by generic modular reactor & plant design and new generic processes via ‘Novel Process Windows’, facilitating patent filing. Due to the entire modular plant concept comprising all utilities – far beyond the reaction & processual parts - a holistic PI concept is provided, covering the whole development cycle with, e.g., safety & process control & plant approval. Features, inter alia, are fast plant start-up and shut-down for multipurpose functionality (flexibility in products), sustainable & safe production, and fast transfer from lab to production & business (time-to-market). Industrial demonstration activities up to production scale with five field trials present a good cross-section of reactions relevant to the EU chemical industry. The economic impact in COPIRIDE is 10 Mio €/a (cautiously optimistic) to 30 Mio €/a (optimistic) by direct exploitation. Indirect exploitation might sum up to 800 Mio €/a (very optimistic) by other companies via technology transfer.
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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

Administrative Contact

Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)

Participants (18)

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CHEMTEX ITALIA SRL

Italy

INSTITUT FUER MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 336 437

EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH

Germany

MICROINNOVA ENGINEERING GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 595 800

INGEG S.R.L

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 320 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 533 000

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 298 214

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 572 150

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 331 250

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 871 778

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 690 961

ABO AKADEMI

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 436 000

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 394 025

Wetzel GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 138 250

laserzentrum schorcht GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 750

Mythen P.L.C.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 109 885

ITI Energy Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 737 500

EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 334 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228853

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    31 August 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 16 816 774,76

  • EU contribution

    € 11 000 000

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

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