• The SELECTCO2 Project
    Selective Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to High Value Chemicals

    This European funded project will develop enhanced electrolysis devices enabling CO2 to be converted into high value chemicals.
    Specifically it will improve selectivity, efficiency and durability of electrochemical CO2 conversion into either carbon monoxide, ethanol or ethylene.
    The immediate focus will be on the highly economically attractive chemicals industry, with the long term goal of using this as a stepping stone towards the fuels industry.

  • The SELECTCO2 Consortium
    Nine partners experts in the field

    The consortium is a unique collection of partners from academia (Denmark Technical University,Technical University of Berlin and Delft University of Technology) which is optimally suited for TRL 2-4 projects.
    On the other hand, a large industry partners (DENORA) and life cycle analysis agency (RINA-C) will help develop routes towards higher TRL levels whereas PRETEXO will ensure the results from this project are disseminated to the proper outlet channels. All partners are experts in the field in which they will be focusing on in this project and all have over a decade of experience in their field of expertise.

Objective 1

Development of selective catalysis for CO, ethanol and ethylene.

Objective 2

Develop gas diffusion layers for improved CO2 conversion to a given product

Objective 3

Develop anion-exchange membranes and ionomers specific to CO2 reduction applications

Objective 4

Develop mass transfer models to improve selectivity

Objective 5

Analyse the benefits of SELECTCO2 technologies to specific products

Overall Objective

SELECTCO2 aims to contribute to the electrification of the chemicals industry through the development of highly selective and efficient devices for the conversion of CO2 to high value products at low temperatures and pressures. It is well known in the chemicals industry that costs due to separations can amount to 60-80% of the total costs of the chemicals. This same general cost percentage holds in bio-based chemicals as well Electrochemical CO2 Reduction (ECO2R) allows the unique ability to start with a single reactant in CO2 and use catalysis to build up selectively to a given molecule. Direct conversion to a specific product allows for the mitigation or even elimination of separation costs and can greatly reduce the costs of producing a given chemical.

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CONSORTIUM

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RINA Consulting SpA

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Technical University of Denmark (coordinator)

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