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Oxidative Coupling of Methane followed by Oligomerization to Liquids

Objective

The general objectives of the OCMOL project, focussed on the development of an alternative chemical route based on oxidative coupling of methane followed by oligomerization to liquids, are twofold: 1. To develop a small-scale process: process intensification via cutting-edge micro reactor technologies will enable to skip the expensive scaling up stage to provide a proof of concept of the OCMOL liquefaction route for companies to make go/ no go decisions. 2. To develop a fully integrated process, which will be self-sufficient through the re-use and the recycling of by-products at every process stages. Such an innovative route offers 4 main advantages: 1. An economic operation at capacities of 100 kT/year, which is nowadays not possible by using state of the art technologies. 2. An operation at more uniform pressure levels 3. The flexibility of product streams 4. Low if not zero CO2 emission thus contributing to face global warming. The OCMOL route to convert natural gas into liquid fuel will encompass methane oxidative coupling, methane dry reforming, membrane/PSA separation and oligomerization. Process intensification, such as the integration between methane oxidative coupling reactor, dry reforming reactor, and membranes integration will be one of the main challenges addressed to improve the energy efficiency of the whole process. A strong focus will be put on cutting-edge material science to develop effective catalysts/membranes which are of paramount importance to implement the innovative processes foreseen. Moreover, micro reactor technologies will be adopted to investigate novel reactor designs necessary to ensure the efficiency and the cost-effectiveness of the OCMOL solution.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
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Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 880 816
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)

Participants (17)

INSTITUT FUER MIKROTECHNIK MAINZ GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
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Carl-zeiss-str. 18-20
55129 Mainz
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Hainel (Dr.)
BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 535 347
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Jürgen Makarowski (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 872 826,40
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Anne-Marie Helle (Dr.)
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
EU contribution
€ 685 772
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andre Cornelis Van Veen (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 484 147,64
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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carlos Manuel Abad-Ruiz (Mr.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 499 968
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Herbert (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
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€ 831 607,72
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Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Duncan Akporiaye (Dr.)
LINDE AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 338
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Klosterhofstrasse 1
80331 Munchen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Gaffal (Mr.)
COMPANIA ESPANOLA DE PETROLEOS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 81 434,40
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Paseo De La Castellana 259 A Torre Cepsa
28046 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Miguel Perez Pascual (Mr.)
HALDOR TOPSOE AS
Denmark
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€ 538 379
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Haldor Topsoes Alle 1
2800 Kongens Lyngby
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johanna Jonsdottir (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
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€ 306 355,20
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Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Unni Olsbye (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
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€ 343 654,40
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Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Edna Murphy (Ms.)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 380 564
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Rue Chaptal 114
92300 Levallois-perret
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Céline Secchi (Ms.)
BORESKOV INSTITUTE OF CATALYSIS, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 146 871,24
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Prospect Akademika Lavrentieva 5
630090 Novosibirsk
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vladislav Sadykov (Prof.)
INEOS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 59 620
Address
Haven 1053 - Nieuwe Weg 1
2070 Zwijndrecht
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carl Vercauteren (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 620 628
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Hainel (Dr.)
ENI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 186 300
Address
Piazzale Mattei Enrico 1
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mario Piccoli (Mr.)