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HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-17: Two Slovenian research organizations and a company are looking for partners with hydrogen expertise

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ABSTRACT

Two research organizations and hydrogen peroxide producer from Slovenia are looking for partners with hydrogen expertise (electrolysis, burners, engineering and demo sites) to jointly apply to HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-17 in order to establish hydrogen peroxide production pilot/demo industrial site.


FULL DESCRIPTION

Call HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-17 requires to address the following aspects:
- Redesign of the heating process for the use of hydrogen as the sole heating fuel, including redimensioning and adjustments of the combustion system, conductive zone of the furnace or the (off-)gas system, plus possible measures to minimise nitrogen oxide emissions;
- Modification of the heating equipment and infrastructure required for the use of hydrogen, e.g., new burners and hydrogen compatible equipment materials;
- Development of an oxygen or oxygen-enriched air combustion process that replaces an air combustion process, considering the energy and cost efficiency of the process;
- Integration of measurement and control instrumentation for detection and regulation of fuel gas characteristics and flows;
- Proven economic viability, which will be impacted by several parameters, in comparison with other heating alternatives.

The subject of collaboration is the scalable sustainable process for hydrogen peroxide production, a goal is to develop a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 sub-sized prototype process, while the integration of hydrogen could be to combustion, as well as directly to production, so as to benchmark operation.

Hydrogen peroxide production can be considered as one of 23 demos, which are to be expected to be covered within the framework of proposal, whereas comparative technological advantage to be assessed is the use of (a part of) hydrogen directly as a reactant, adding up to the potential of mere fuel replacement, which will be demonstrated.

The present team consists of:
1. A Slovenian public research organization with the expertise in materials, characterisation and engineering, whereas its contributing role is flexible considering the rest of consortium, as well as roles missing.
2. A Slovenian research organization with expertise in control systems, modelling of production processes, process automation and electrical engineering.
3. A large Slovenian producer of hydrogen peroxide

The coordination by one of the current team member is possible, but it will be priority to partner up with entities, already having leadership established.

The team is in contact with other relevant stakeholders of whole downstream/upstream value chain. Industrial company partner (an export-oriented renowned producer of hydrogen peroxide products) is strongly motivated for this emerging kind of technology to be able to provide a future carbon dioxide neutral production on site or at customers, providing engineering or services.

The team is looking for following partners:
- The partners with (high TRL) hydrogen expertise: electrolysis, burners, engineering...
- Other demo sites, interested to partner up, setting up a consortium
- Potential hydrogen community stakeholders, interested to take on coordination

The team is looking forward to cooperate with the partners or a consortium on this specific topic, whereas the options of collaboration are flexible ideally, Slovenian prototype process would be one of many, coordinated in orchestra, while the lead is not yet irrevocably selected.


Partner expertise sought:

- Specific area of activity of the partner: The Slovenian research organizations and company are looking for following partners:
- The partners with (high TRL) hydrogen expertise: electrolysis, burners, engineering...
- Other demo sites, interested to partner up, setting up a consortium
- Potential hydrogen community stakeholders, interested to take on coordination
Role of partners are to jointly apply to HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-17.


Advantages & innovations:

Hydrogen peroxide production relies exclusively on hydrogen/oxygen as feedstock, whereas presently, hydrogen is provided from natural gas reforming, consuming 3040% methane for combustion alone. Electrolysis can thus be interfaced with reforming itself or even, a step further, be plugged to peroxide producing reactor, which is proposed to be assessed.


Development Stage:

Proposal under development


IPR:

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
SLOVENIA
Profile date
16/11/2021
Deadline
31/12/2021

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Research cooperation agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Industrial Manufacture \ Materials \ Chemistry & Chemical Engineering \ Engineering \ Industrial Design
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Plant Design and Maintenance / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Materials Handling Technology (solids, fluids, gases) / OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES / Chemical Technology and Engineering / Inorganic Substances / OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES / Chemical Technology and Engineering / Electrical Engineering/ Electrical Equipment / ENERGY / Other Energy Topics / Fuels and engine technologies
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
MARKET KEYWORDS
ENERGY / Other Energy / Other energy production / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Other speciality materials / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Industrial chemicals / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Other speciality chemicals

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