We are partners in the recently launched EU Horizon project called E-TANDEM, which will focus on the efficient production of liquid higher oxygenate e-fuels (HOEF) via hybrid tandem catalytic conversion. The production of a low-emission, climate-neutral e-fuel in a direct production process is the overarching goal of the current EU research project E-TANDEM.
Our role in the project is to evelop membranes and separation processes. We consider organic solvent nanofiltration technology as a sustainable and less energy-intensive alternative to simultaneously separate and in situ recycle the catalyst from the reaction products and achieve a pure higher alcohol/ether phase, aligning with the project’s mission of improving the energy efficiency of HOEF production.
The EU project is coordinated by CSIC and consists of 8 European partners located in Spain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Croatia and Austria, and two non-European partners located in Saudi Arabia and South Africa. The complete consortium includes: Agenica Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cienticas (ES), Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (DE), DTU- Technical University of Denmark (DK), OWI Oel-Waerme-Institut GmbH (DE), Uniresearch B.V. (NL), TEC4FUELS GmbH (DE), AVL (AT), GoodFuels (NL), Sveuciliste u Zagrebu (HR), University of Cape Town (ZA) and KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) (SA).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101083700 and from KAUST.