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Innovative Synthesis in Continuous-Flow Processes for Sustainable Chemical Production

Objective

The SYNFLOW vision is the paradigm shift from batch-wise large volume processes in pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and intermediates production comprising many separate unit operations towards highly integrated but yet flexible catalytic continuous flow processing. For this purpose, SYNFLOW develops a unique integrative approach combining molecular understanding of synthesis and catalysis with engineering science in process design and plant concepts, aiming at an efficiency breakthrough in process development and operation. The SYNFLOW mission is to overcome the traditional way of linear process development providing individual solutions for specific products, and to demonstrate the technological, economic and ecological superiority of truly „designing“ processes by application of advanced chemical and engineering knowledge. The SYNFLOW concept is based on the definition of generic challenges with industrial relevance, represented by Case Studies provided by the industrial consortium members. Catalyst development, studies of the underlying chemical target transformations (synthetic methodology), tailored reaction engineering, conceptual process design and process evaluation interact closely in order to substantiate the SYNFLOW vision. Its success will be demonstrated on a relevant production scale as a reference for the entire European Chemical Industry. The SYNFLOW consortium brings together major industrial producers from the Pharmaceuticals, Fine Chemicals and Intermediates sectors, providers of process technology and technical catalyst supply. A number of high-ranked academic partners ensures the availability of comprehensive expertise for the suggested Case Studies. Dissemination of the results is guaranteed by the participation of DECHEMA and Britest. SYNFLOW presents a holistic approach to central challenges of the European Chemical Industries and therefore a highly promising candidate to fulfill the crucial issues of the NMP-2009-3.2-1 call.

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2009-LARGE-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 932 947,50
Administrative Contact
Ernst Schmachtenberg (Prof.)

Participants (22)

ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 423 151
Address
1 Francis Crick Avenue Cambridge Biomedical Campus
CB2 0AA Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jürgen Federsel (Dr.)
BAYER TECHNOLOGY SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 589 056
Address
Kaiser-wilhelm-allee
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus-Jürgen Maharowski (Mr.)
BRITEST LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 556 800
Address
Garsington Road 9400 Oxford Business Park
OX4 2HN Oxford
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sue Fleet (Mrs.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 250 228
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Armelle Barelli (Ms.)
DECHEMA GESELLSCHAFT FUER CHEMISCHE TECHNIK UND BIOTECHNOLOGIE E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 531 348
Address
Theodor Heuss Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberta Jablonski (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 462 660
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rasmus Fehrmann (Prof.)
Evonik Oxeno GmbH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Paul-baumann-straße
45772 Marl
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dietrich Maschmeyer (Dr.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 321,50
Address
Farringdon Street 25 5Th Floor
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Herbert (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 363 000
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasile Parvulescu (Prof.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 743 480
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Hermann (Ms.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 210 840
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludde Edgren (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 450 800
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nino Grizzuti (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 538 351
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 958
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pher G. Andersson (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
EU contribution
€ 191 200
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yolaine Bompays (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 371 984
Address
Carrer De Escorxador
43003 Tarragona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Claver (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 785 770
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alisdair Gibson (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 822
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)
INVITE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 589 750
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 50
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Bieringer (Dr.)
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 797 346
Address
Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexander Sauer (Mr.)
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 140 042
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pher Andersson (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 279 221
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)