CATCO2NVERS will contribute to reduce GHG emissions from the Bio-Based Industries by developing 5 innovative and integrated technologies based on 3 catalytic processes (electrochemical, enzymatic and thermochemical). It will transform waste CO2 from two bio-based industries into 5 added-value chemicals: glyoxylic acid (GA), lactic acid (LA), furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME), cyclic carbonated fatty acid methyl esters (CCFAMEs) and bio-methanol, with application in the chemical, cosmetics and plastic industry. The project will process bio-based products replacing fossil material with a zero or negative greenhouse gas emissions.
The overall objective is to reduce GHG emissions by:
- Developing and applying catalyst-based technologies for CO2 conversion to added-value chemicals.
- Validating those technologies at TRL5 with industrial synthetic off-gases.
- Providing sustainability and proofing socioeconomic and industrial feasibility.
Specifically, CARTIF is involved in the thermocatalytic conversion of CO2 to methanol.
The main actions to be implemented by CARTIF:
- Development of new catalysts for the hydrogeneration of CO2 to methanol.
- Catalytic activity evaluation and catalysts characterisation.
- Process development and scalability.
- Validation of new Co2 conversion technologies.
- Proof of socioeconomic and industrial feasability.
Total Budget: 6,641,117€
Duration: 01/05/2021 – 30/04/2025
Desirée Durán Martín
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