European technology to catalyse electrification of chemical industry


A consortium led by TNO (The Netherlands) and formed by VITO (Belgium), Avantium (The Netherlands), INSTM (Italy), Gensoric (Germany), Hysytech (Italy), Sustainable Innovations (Spain), Perstorp (Sweden), University of Hohenheim (Germany), Radici Chimica (Italy), AVA Biochem (Switzerland) and Novamont (Italy) will work for 48 months in order to develop and build an electrochemical pilot reactor, a direct conversion to the targeted products.


PERFORM is expected to contribute to technology development to reduce the environmental impact of the chemical industry. The technology developed in PERFORM will reduce CO2 emissions from the production of chemicals due to the efficient utilization of renewable biobased feedstocks and renewable energy. It will also be essential for a future sustainable society that uses local resources

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The PERFORM consortium works on the electrochemical conversion of glucose from Avantium’s DAWN TechnologyTM to high-value products.

With the growing global shift towards more sustainable technologies in science and industry, the electrochemical production of chemicals is more relevant than ever, due to its potential to utilize energy and resources efficiently, eliminate the use of toxic solvents and minimize waste.

PERFORM celebrated on January 28 & 29 its M24 General Assembly meeting in an online version. There, the partners involved in the consortium informed about the progress of their different tasks. A new milestone was achieved: the feedstock was selected and characterized. For that process, 7 analytical methods were developed for analysis. User requirements and...


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