What is BIZEOLCAT project?
BIZEOLCAT is a four-year multidisciplinary research project on « Bifunctional Zeolite based Catalysts and Innovative process for Sustainable Hydrocarbon Transformation ». It aims to lower carbon footprint of refining industry by reducing gas flaring and converting these gases into valuable products. BIZEOLCAT brings together 13 partners from 9 countries.
What will be developed in BIZEOLCAT project?
Bizeolcat develops new procedures, innovative zeolite catalysts synthesis methodologies and novel reactor design and processing. Bizeolcat catalysts will demonstrate higher performance, higher cost efficiency and better environmental sustainability compared to existing solutions.
Thanks to BIZEOLCAT catalysts, Methane (C1), Propane (C3) and butane (C4) will be efficiently converted into light olefins (propylene, butadiene) and aromatics (benzene, toluene) for further use as raw material for specialty chemical industry.
What are BIZEOLCAT’s objectives?
Greenhouse gases emissions
Use of fossil fuel
How is BIZEOLCAT organized?
WP1 – Techno-economic feasibility and monitoring
WP2 – Catalyst synthesis, characterisation and reactions mechanisms
WP3 – Catalytic testing and optimization
WP4 – Chemical reactor engineering, modelling, scale-up and demonstration
WP5 – Sustainability, safety and social assessment
WP6 – Impact boosting activities
WP7 – Project Management, coordination and Risk Mitigation