Projects

ADREM
Full Title: Adaptable Reactors for Resource- and Energy-Efficient Methane Valorisation
Aim:

In ADREM, leading industries and university groups in process intensification, catalytic reactor engineering and process control team up to address the domain of resource- and energy-efficient...

Concept:
In order to converge to the optimal design, the project will utilize the unique integral, four-domain process intensification (PI) methodology, pioneered by the consortium. This is the only approach...
Start date:
1 October, 2015
MEMERE
Full Title: MEthane activation via integrated MEmbrane REactors
Aim:

The key objective of the MEMERE project is the design, scale-up and validation of a novel membrane reactor for the direct conversion of methane into C2H4 with integrated air separation.

Concept:
The focus of the project is on the air separation through novel MIEC membranes integrated within a reactor operated at high temperature for OCM allowing integration of different process steps in a...
Start date:
1 October, 2015
PRINTCR3DIT
Full Title: Process Intensification through Adaptable Catalytic Reactors made by 3D Printing
Aim:

The concept of PRINTCR3DIT is to employ 3D printing to boost process intensification in the chemical industries by adapting reactors and structured catalysts to the requirements of the reaction....

Concept:
The methodology will be applied to three markets of fine chemicals, specialty chemicals and fertilizers, ranging from few tons to millions of tons of production per year. This demonstrates the...
Start date:
1 October, 2015
ROMEO
Full Title: Reactor Optimisation by Membrane enhanced Operation
Aim:

Industry and academia have teamed up around a new reactor concept using membranes to carry out chemical synthesis and downstream processing in a single step. A new level of process intensification...

Concept:
The new technology concept will be proven by two prominent large volume reactions: a demo plant for hydroformylation will be built while another demo will show the feasibility of the concept for the...
Start date:
14 September, 2015
TERRA
Full Title: Tandem Electrocatalytic Reactor for Energy Resource Efficiency and Process Intensification
Aim:

TERRA aims to develop, from TRL 3 to 5, a tandem electrocatalytic reactor (TER) coupling an oxidation reaction to a reduction one, with thus the great potential advantage of i) saving resources...

Concept:
The TER unit may be used in a large field of applications, but will be developed for a specific relevant case: the synthesis of PEF (PolyEthylene Furanoate), a next generation plastic.
Start date:
15 September, 2015