Building biogas reactors to make cleaner synthetic fuels
Using renewable power sources for the industrial production of chemicals from renewable carbon sources could reduce CO2 emissions significantly. The EU-funded eQATOR project plans to show how biogas could play such a role, by developing scalable catalytic reactor technology for the conversion of biogas to syngas. The reactor will be electrically powered and more efficient than existing tech, enabling conversion into higher-value products such as methanol, hydrogen, and synthetic fuels. The efficiency gains will be demonstrated by electrically heating the catalyst, either by resistive or microwave heating. Implementation of the eQATOR technology is estimated to decrease life-cycle CO2 emissions for syngas production by 60-80 % and save from 7 Mt CO2/year in 2030 to 45 Mt CO2/year in 2045.
Hydroisomerization catalysts based on zeolites
The subject of the project is to verify the technical feasibility and commercial potential of the idea of using optimized hydroisomerization catalysts based on zeolites for application in the refining industry.
Project number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_265/0021089
Testing catalysts for the low-temperature decomposition of ammonia into hydrogen
The project deals with the research of catalysts for H2 production by catalytic decomposition of NH3. The aim is to evaluate the activity and stability of several types of catalysts for the low temperature decomposition of NH3 and to assess their potential for the industrial use of NH3 as a medium for H2 transport.
Project number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_358/0028021
BL2F: Black Liquor to Fuel
Black Liquor to Fuel (BL2F) is a Horizon 2020 project that will use “Black Liquor“ to create a clean, high-quality biofuel. Black liquor is a side-stream of the chemical pulping industry that can be transformed into fuel, reducing waste and providing an alternative to fossil fuels.
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The BioMates project aspires in combining innovative 2nd generation biomass conversion technologies for the cost-effective production of bio-based intermediates (BioMates) that can be further upgraded in existing oil refineries as renewable and reliable co-feedstocks. The resulting approach will allow minimisation of fossil energy requirements and therefore operating expense, minimization of capital expense as it will partially rely on underlying refinery conversion capacity, and increased bio‐content of final transportation fuels.
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The project aims to create a unified visual identity of the company, which will be applied to all communication channels of the company. The goal of the project is to consolidate the form and character of the company’s brand in the subconscious of the customers and thus improve the company’s position on the market.
The development of catalyst for decomposition of gas phase H2O2
The project will develop a catalyst that will be used to decompose the H2O2 gas phase used for sterilisation in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
Project number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/17_102/0011542
Development of environmentally friendly hydrogenation catalysts
The goal of the project is to create a new catalyst that no longer contains chromium. This new catalyst should offer the same stability, activity and lifetime as the currently used copper-chromium catalyst.
This project is implemented with financial support from the state budget through the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the TRIO program.
Development of a low concentration gas phase H2O2 detector
The subject of the project is to use the expertise of a graduate of the Master’s degree in the development of a detector for measuring the concentration of the gas phase H2O2.
Project number: CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/15_013/0004957
Characterization of industrial heterogeneous catalysts containing chromium
The project focuses on the detailed physic-chemical characterization of heterogeneous chromium-containing catalysts.
Project number: CZ.07.1.02/0.0/0.0/16_025/0000605
Development of a Cu/Bi catalyst for production of 2-butyne-1,4-diol by Reppe ethynylation process
Development of a new process for catalyst production on butyn-1,4-diol using the Reppe process.
Development of a new technology for catalyst preparation that allows easier customization of the catalyst to meet specific customer needs.