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Innovative Catalytic Technologies & Materials for Next Gas to Liquid Processes

Innovative Catalytic Technologies & Materials for Next Gas to Liquid Processes

Objective

The project addresses from one site the most critical and costly step to produce liquid fuel from natural gas using conventional routes, e.g. the stage of syngas production, and from the other side explores alternative routes to convert natural gas to liquid transportable products. The general objective is to explore novel and innovative (precompetitive) routes for transformation of natural gas to liquid products, particularly suited for remote areas to facilitate the transport. The aim is an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to develop in a long term vision the next-stage catalysts and related precompetitive technologies for gas to liquid conversion, in fully consistence with the indications of the call. For this reason, we have excluded to consider as part of the project catalytic technologies, such as FT synthesis and hydrocracking. In addition, we have excluded to investigate coal to liquid, both due to environmental impact of the use of coal, and to focus R&D. We have thus focused the project on three cluster lines: 1. new, not conventional routes for catalytic syngas formation from natural gas which include steps of separation by membrane and eventual reuse of byproducts; 2. direct catalytic conversion of methane to methanol/DME; 3. direct catalytic conversion of methane to aromatics under non-oxidative conditions followed by upgrading of the products by alkylation with ethane/propane.

Coordinator

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Address

Via Giusti 9
50121 Firenze

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 760 030,47

Administrative Contact

Gabriele Centi (Prof.)

Participants (22)

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DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 409 560

L AIR LIQUIDE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 76 290

BASF SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 689,50

BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 498 326

ENI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 358 883

ACKTAR LTD.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 286 377

Parametric Optimization Solutions Limited

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 85 481

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 435 500

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 281 120

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 316 478

USTAV FYZIKALNI CHEMIE J. HEYROVSKEHO AV CR, v. v. i.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 344 479,20

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 325 003

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 304 536

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 321 600

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 515 200,25

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 646 456

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 276 600

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 326 820

INSTYTUT KATALIZY I FIZYKOCHEMII POWIERZCHNI IM. JERZEGO HABERA POLSKA AKADEMIA NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 352 860

WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING - SYSTIMATA PROSTASIAS PERIVALLONTOS ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 162 600

IPEL SA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 195 600

KT - KINETICS TECHNOLOGY SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 829 436,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 229183

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2009

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 214 925,87

  • EU contribution

    € 8 242 925,92

Coordinated by:

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI

Italy