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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
The PERFORM consortium works on the electrochemical conversion of glucose from Avantium’s DAWN TechnologyTM to high-value products.Read More
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.Read More
In Work Package (WP) 6, led by AVA BIOCHEM, the economics of the PERFORM project will be assessed, as well as the market where the technology is developed for. The results of these will be input for the exploitation plan of WP 7. All these tasks are very closely related to WP 3 and WP 4, where the system platform innovation is set up and the power platform is demonstrated (main innovations of the project). A major partner during the whole process of TEA is University of Hohenheim, who is doing the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).Read More
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PERFORM project has been started as a consequence of increasing demand in the chemical industry to be more sustainable and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Read More