Our MissionThe present proposal aims to develop a green catalytic process using CO2 as a chemical building block towards valuable chemicals (methanol, syngas, methane). In particular, novel, noble-metals free, metal oxides will be tailored on their architecture and nanostructure as well as their macrostructure in order to facilitate the design and development of a RES-derived CO2 hydrogenation process.
- Synthesis of nano-structured materials of specific architecture/functionalization towards CO2 hydrogenation.
- Development of highly active, selective and durable materials for CO2 hydrogenation under mild reaction conditions (Τ< 400 oC, P< 10 bar)
- Development of structure catalysts (monoliths, pellets) of high mechanical endurance (>20 MPa), porous structure (>40%) and low pressure drop.
- Pilot plant reactor design and development (x50 lab scale)
WP1 (M01-M18): Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials
WP2 (M16-M36): Catalytic/mechanistic evaluation studies
WP3 (M16-M36): Pilot plant studies