Selective CO2 conversion to renewable methanol through innovative heterogeneous catalyst systems optimized for advanced hydrogenation technologies (microwave, plasma and magnetic induction).
About the project
The LAURELIN is a R&D project that will be focused on the optimization and improvement of CO2 hydrogenation process, to obtain methanol as renewable fuel, A clean process that produces water, CO and methane. Its main objectives are related to the improvement of limiting factors: selectivity, yield, and energy requirements. The strategies adopted will let the convertion of Selective CO2 to renewable methanol through innovative heterogeneous catalyst systems optimized for advanced hydrogenation technologies (microwave, plasma and magnetic induction). These three technologies are suitable to employ intermittent renewable energy supply systems for selective CO2 hydrogenation, which is based on to convert renewable power energy to chemicals.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the LAURELIN project will be the close collaboration with Japanese partners to share and increase knowledge on catalyst systems (mainly about high porous supports as zeolites) focused on hydrogenation processes, as well as to increase impact by fast future industrial and market deployments. LAURELIN partnership is composed by 10 partners, 8 of them are from 5 European countries (Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium) and 2 partners are from Japan. Furthermore, it is composed by Research Organisations, Higher Education Institutions and SME companies.