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SunCoChem - CE-NMBP-25-2019

49 months (2024)
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UE-funded research - H2020 - Industrial Leadership – LEIT - NANOTECHNOLOGIES
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Using CO2 as a chemical feedstock could significantly reduce annual global greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-funded SunCoChem project plans to produce a competitive and integrated solution that helps actively remove excess CO2 from the atmosphere. Specifically, the project will develop a tandem photoelectrocatalytic reactor that will use just sunlight, water and CO2 to produce high-value chemicals. The goal is to raise the technology readiness level to 5. The project targets the production of three chemicals: glycolic acid, which is used as a polymer building block, valeraldehyde – a flavour ingredient – and LimoxalTM – a fragrance ingredient.



Total cost: € 6,753,270.00
Total contribution: € 6,617,645.00
PoliTo total cost: € 681,875.00
PoliTo contribution: € 681,875.00