UniBo is the scientific and management coordinator of the project. UniBo will develop catalysts and catalytic reactors for the electrified methane cracking through modelling studies and experimental tests as well as life cycle assessment for the achievable environmental improvements.
UNIZAR will carry out kinetic measurements for the catalysts tailored and will contribute to design the electrically heated fixed and fluidized bed reactors, as well as to develop a microwave-heated fluidized bed device to produce hydrogen and CNTs by CH4 cracking.
The Department of Physics at the Denmark Technical University, is represented by Prof. Christian Damsgaard, an expert in fundamental characterization of catalysts to establish structure/activity relationships. DTU has access to size selected cluster source deposition equipment for producing model catalyst systems and it has an electron microscopy facility, that houses an aberration corrected ETEM enabling in situ growth studies of model catalysts.
VITO will work on engineered and electrified 3D printed reactors for captive H2 and CNT production. As a leading independent European research and technology organization in cleantech and sustainable development, it is one of our goals to play a role in meeting the net zero challenge by deploying CO2-free or CO2-negative (H2 production) processes.
The Institute of Materials Science of Seville is a common centre between the CSIC and the University of Seville (US). CSIC-US will carry out the catalyst’s development from the preparation of powder catalysts to their wash coating on structured supports. The US team acts as affiliated entity, providing the specific equipment for the wash coating and characterization of the structured systems.
Finden will perform characterisation of catalytic materials using advanced chemical imaging methods powered by machine learning data analysis. Our goal as an SME is to apply our expertise in chemical innovation to address societal challenges.
HyGear will move the technology from TRL4 to TRL5, by scaling up the STORMING concept, and coupling it with pre- and post-treatment of the feedstock and the products respectively, including purification of biogas.
EEIP is, in STORMING, the core dissemination partner bringing into the consortium a user network of over 150.000 from different organizations and sectors. EEIP will distribute the project results among target groups and stakeholders, while facilitating knowledge transfer, community engagement and acceptance to maximise opportunities for exploitation.
National Institute of Chemistry (NIC) will focus on catalytic cracking of methane in reactors heated by electromagnetic induction. To achieve efficient production of useful carbon products and pure hydrogen, catalytic materials active for induction heating will first be investigated both theoretically and experimentally. Selected catalysts will be used in an induction heated fluidised bed reactor to be designed and constructed by NIC. The reactor will ensure heat generation on catalyst particles, uniform heat distribution and prevention of reactor clogging by carbon materials.