Energy transition and decarbonizationHorizon 2020Hydrogen



Heterogenous Photo(electro)catalysis in Flow using Concentrated Light: modular integrated designs for the production of useful chemicals



The aim of this project is to develop and model an integrated modular system based on continuous-flow heterogeneous photo(electro)catalytic reactors to produce relevant chemicals such as ethylene in the chemical sector, precursor to “green plastics” and many other high-value chemicals using abundant resources such as water, carbon dioxide and light. We aim at delivering cost-efficient small-scale systems for intermittent operation to respond to the needs of rural, isolated territories, and distributed manufacturing. Novel multifunctional  photo(electro)catalytic  materials integrated into practical and scalable reactors are required in Europe to maintain the technological leadership in chemical manufacturing, while ensuring the deployment of sustainable processes which meet circular economy and green industry for a low-carbon future.

FlowPhotoChem will use the expertise of the partners to design, model, construct and validate an integrated modular system with improved energy efficiency and negative CO2 emissions, since concentrated CO2 will be valorised to high-value chemicals. The integrated system will be studied from a life cycle analysis perspective to quantify such effects, and to include a techno-economic study to quantify the cost of the technology and compare with comparable renewable solutions for the production of the same/similar chemicals.

Project Budget: 6.993.315 €

Leitat Budget: 359.062,50 €

Financial Framework: Horizon 2020

Contract number: 862453

Start Date: 01/06/2020

End Date: 31/05/2024


Contact Manager: I. Prats

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862453. This publication reflects only the author’s views and the European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.