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Thursday, 01 February 2018

European GENESIS project to mitigate CO2 emissions from industry

The ICN2 is participating in the European H2020 project, GENESIS, to develop and upscale some of the most promising materials for membrane-based carbon capture technologies and provide immediate to mid-term mitigation of CO2 emissions from industry.

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Carbon capture and storage technologies aim to prevent the release of large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. Typically they target the emissions produced from the use of fossil fuels in electricity generation and industrial processes. The European GENESIS project aims to drive forwards membrane-based technologies, in which the CO2 is separated from the non-polluting gases at source by means of a physical filter (the membrane). Specifically, the international cross-sector consortium will focus on the development and performance testing of membranes made from some of the most promising materials currently known: polyPOSSimide hybrid organic-inorganic (IPOSS) and metal-organic frameworks (MOF). By the end of the project, led by the Terrassa-based LEITAT, not only will the membranes have been scaled up and tested in a real-life setting, but the hope is that they will have achieved commercialisation.

ICREA Prof. Daniel Maspoch, leader of the Supramolecular Nanochemistry and Materials Group, is leading the ICN2’s participation in this project, lending his expertise in MOFs and their miniaturisation at the nanoscale, as well as his track record in the commercialisation of nanotechnologies.

The project was formally kicked off in Brussels on 24 January. Click here to see the official press release.

Source: LEITAT

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