Gathering at the TNO facilities in Delft, the workshop “CO2 Reduction in the Chemical Industry.” was held bringing together PERFORM members and students.Read More
PERFORM Project participated at the 15th European Congress on Catalysis in Prague.Read More
The electrode preparation requirements investigated by INSTM were outlined, and the resulting electrode meets the standards for industrial applications while demonstrating the characteristics of a dimensionally stable anode (DSA) with excellent conductivity and corrosion resistance.Read More
With a focus on the environmentally friendly, sustainable production of green plastics, the PERFORM project consortium has taken up the problem of minimizing the environmental impact of the chemical sector. In a pilot-scale Power Platform that will show the viability of two significant environmentally beneficial chemical processes, this will be accomplished by using bio-based raw materials and clean, renewable electricity.
The flagship test bench, constructed by Hysytech and featuring an electrochemical reactor with a total stack surface area of 1 m2, arrived at TNO facilities at the beginning of May. The cell stack was tested up to a current density of 200mA/cm2 after a fruitful site-acceptance test that was carried out at TNO in the presence of Hysytech engineers.
This marked a significant advancement in the PERFORM project. In the upcoming months, pilot experiments with industrial-grade feedstock – oxidation of furfural paired with levulinic acid reduction will commence. Upscaled paired electrolysis in the PERFORM reactor will subsequently be optimized to reach the project target of producing at least 6kg of bio-based product per day.Read More
The PERFORM consortium has worked on the engineering and design of the platform. These activities were carried out by Hysytech and started with the collection of the information provided by the partners and ended with the finalisation of the detailed engineering package.Read More
On September 30, PERFORM was present at the event MEDNIGHT 2022, the Mediterranean Night for Researchers, held at the Rectorate of the University of Messina.
In this session, Rosalba Passalacqua, Associate Professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina in Italy & Consortium INSTM UdR Messina (CASPE laboratory) gave a presentation about the project’s achievements to date.Read More
TNO, as PERFORM’s project coordinator and responsible for the system platform innovation, attended the Electrochemistry 2022 conference.
Held from September 27 to 30 in Berlin (Germany).
The conference, organised by the German Chemical Society, accepted the lecture entitled Scaling up electrochemical production of biobased maleic acid.Read More
Roman Latsuzbaia, Scientist at TNO, attended from September 12 to 16, the 73 edition of the International Society of Electrochemistry Conference, held in an online format.
Over there, Roman was in charge of showcasing the presentation Scaling up electrochemical production of biobased maleic acid, developing further part of the work carried out as part of PERFORM’s system platform innovation tasks.Read More