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 reduce the environmental impact of chemical production by lowering CO2 emissions thanks to the advanced use of bio-based products and renewable energy. It will also be key to the future of sustainable society using local resources.

Likewise, PERFORM and the future development of its technologies will have a deep impact on the European chemical industry and economy thanks to the based production facilities that will create high end jobs and associated positive downstream effects in the communities they are based at.

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Increase ressources efficiency
Reduce CO2 emmisions


A European consortium will be responsible for the implementation of PERFORM (PowER platFORM) a project under the European Commission Horizon 2020 SPIRE programme.

PERFORM Kick off Meeting took place in the facilities of TNO in Delft (The Netherlands) on January, 24 and 25.

On February, 27 VITO hosted a technical session with some PERFORM partners in their facilities in Mol (Belgium)


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