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  • Project Description

    CARENA: CAtalytic membrane REactors based on New mAterials for C1-C4 valorization; This collaborative project aims to create technologies enabling efficient conversion of light alkanes and CO2 into higher value chemicals. This is a broad project with different TRLs, depending on the application of the membranes.

    Poroject Lead: ECN part of TNO

  • Geographical Information

    Region: Europe

    Country: Netherlands

    City/Town: Petten

  • Project Boundaries

    Timeline Start - End: 2011-06-01 - 2015-05-31

    Project Status: Completed

    Project Budget: 12746160.83 €

    Funding source: 70% EU FP7 (NMP)

  • Technological Information


    - Technology Infractructure (CCU)

    - Techno-economic analysis

    - Research (CCU)

    - CCU

    CO2 Source: Atmospheric CO2

    CCU Tecnology Category: Capture (DAC) and Utilization

    Info On Utilization:

    - Thermal conversion

    - Membrane based technology

    - Chemical conversion

    End TRL: 6

  • Technological Details

    CO2 capture/Utilization:

    Production Volume:

  • Product Information

    Product Categories:

    - Chemicals

    Specific Product(s): dimethyl carbonate, methanol

  • Partners

    - Institut Européen des Membranes  (IEM)

    - Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)

    - Leibniz University of Hannover

    - European Membrane House

    - Diamond, the UK's national synchrotron

    - University of Twente

    - University of Salerno

    - Israel Institute of Technology

    - SINTEF

    - CNRS-IME



    - Process Design Center (PDC)

    - Tecnimont KT

    - AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals

    - Arkema

    - Acktar

    - The Linde Group

    - Saint Gobain

    - Johnson Matthey