Call addressed: FP7-ERANET-CAPITA
Project Title: CO2 and H2O toward methanol synthesis at atmospheric pressure in co-ionic electrochemical membrane reactors
Coordinator: University of Castilla-La-Mancha (UCLM), Person In Charge: Dr. Fernando Dorado
Start Date-End Date/Duration: 2013.11.01-2015.10.31/24M
CPERI – Centre for Research &Technology Hellas (CERTH)
Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences – University of Amsterdam (UvA)
LCMT – Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada (TEISTE)
A novel process for methanol synthesis at atmospheric pressure from CO2 and H2O through the use of co-ionic conducting ceramic Electrochemical Membrane Reactors (EMRs) is proposed. These reactors consist of a dense co-ionic ceramic membrane and two porous electrodes. One of the electrodes (the anode) will be exposed to a steam and/or H2 containing gas, which will provide the protons to be transported through the membrane to the active sites of the second electrode (the cathode). The cathode will be exposed to a mixture of CO/CO2, where the methanol synthesis is going to take place.
The development of specialized co-ionic ceramic conductors, efficient electrode-catalyst composites and the building of the EMRs will be the key objectives of the project.