The kick-off meeting of the new project ICO2CHEM was held in Frankfurt on December 1 st, 2017. The project aims to convert industrial CO2 streams to added value Fischer-Tropsch chemicals.
The new project ICO2CHEM got started. The project is now part of the SPIRE projects portfolio. SPIRE is the European Public-Private Partnership dedicated to innovation in resource and energy efficiency enabled by the process industries.
The kick-off meeting took place on the December 1st, 2017 in Frankfurt at the Industriepark Höchst, in which the Fischer-Tropsch pilot plant will be installed.
The overall aim of the ICO2CHEM project is to develop a new production concept for converting waste CO2 to value-added chemicals. The focus is on the production of white oils and high molecular weight aliphatic waxes. The technological core of the project consists in the combination of a Reverse Water Gas Shift (RWGS) reactor coupled with an innovative modular Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactor, which will utilize a novel catalyst with improved selectivity and lifetime.
The project is conducted by the joint effort of 6 EU partners: VTT from Finland, Altana, Ineratec, Infraserv, Provadis Hochschule from Germany and Politecnico di Torino from Italy.