The SunCoChem project is part of the Road2GreenChem Cluster, which brings together EU-funded R&D projects on sustainable chemistry with the objective to develop innovative technologies in the field of geener chemistry, solar energy and greener power, as a concrete alternative to the use of carbon feedstock in the European chemical industry, which is one of the main challenges of the “European Green Deal” strategy.
The projects participating in this cluster will boost awareness regarding the research results and promote knowledge transfer with relevant stakeholders, such as industry and academia, contributing to a safe and sustainable chemistry and increasing the protection of human health and the environment against hazardous chemicals.
Solar2Chem project has the objective to train 15 early-stage researchers to fill the existing gap in the European industrial landscape in the area of solar chemicals production and usage in technical, economic and policy aspect.
This project aims to make high-value chemical production efficient, scalable and sustainable by adopting a modular photo(electric) catalytic reactor design. FlowPhotoChem advances the state-of-the-art in solar concentrators, membranes, catalysts and computational modelling to use solar energy, water and CO2 to produce ethylene as a proof-of-concept.
The ReCode project aims at developing an energy efficient technology to recover CO2 from cement-production flue gases by the use of ionic liquids. A circular-economy-approach is enabled within the project: the CO2 produced by cement manufacturing is re-used in a significant part within the plant itself to produce better cement-related products entailing less energy intensity.
OCEAN is a four-year project focused on the development of an integrated process for the production of high-value C2 chemicals from carbon dioxide by using electrochemistry. Within the project, a new electrocatalysis will be compared with chemocatalysis for the production of high-value products, made out of the reduction products of CO2.