NEXT-GEN-CAT

Development of NEXT GENeration cost efficient automotive CATalysts

 Coordinatore "NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS""" 

 Organization address address: Patriarchou Gregoriou Str.
city: AGHIA PARASKEVI
postcode: 15310

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Euripides
Cognome: Papadopoulos
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 6503036
Fax: +30 210 6522623

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Greece [EL]
 Totale costo 5˙615˙292 €
 EC contributo 3˙938˙298 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-02-01   -   2016-01-31

 Partecipanti

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1    "NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""

 Organization address address: Patriarchou Gregoriou Str.
city: AGHIA PARASKEVI
postcode: 15310

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Euripides
Cognome: Papadopoulos
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 6503036
Fax: +30 210 6522623

EL (AGHIA PARASKEVI) coordinator 629˙899.00
2    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gilles
Cognome: Pulvermuller
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 3 20 12 58 15
Fax: +33 3 20 63 00 43

FR (PARIS) participant 495˙754.00
3    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

 Organization address address: VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 2
city: PADOVA
postcode: 35122

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Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Paolo Maria
Cognome: Scrimin
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 049 8275115
Fax: +39 049 8275135

IT (PADOVA) participant 401˙925.00
4    NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

 Organization address address: HEROON POLYTECHNIOU 9 ZOGRAPHOU CAMPUS
city: ATHINA
postcode: 15780

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Georgia
Cognome: Mertzelou
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000
Fax: 302108000000

EL (ATHINA) participant 400˙000.00
5    MONOLITHOS RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES EPE

 Organization address address: VRILISSOU 83
city: POLYGONO ATHINA
postcode: 11476

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Iakovos
Cognome: Yakoumis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 6450106
Fax: +30 210 6450622

EL (POLYGONO ATHINA) participant 357˙200.00
6    UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

 Organization address address: PRINSSTRAAT 13
city: ANTWERPEN
postcode: 2000

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Anne
Cognome: Adams
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 3 265 30 28
Fax: +32 3 265 30 11

BE (ANTWERPEN) participant 355˙200.00
7    "L'UREDERRA, FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO Y SOCIAL"

 Organization address city: LOS ARCOS
postcode: 31210

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ana
Cognome: Esparza
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 948640318
Fax: +34 948640319

ES (LOS ARCOS) participant 317˙300.00
8    TP ENGINEERING LTD

 Organization address address: SANDON ROAD BLYTHE PARK CRESWELL
city: STOKE ON TRENT
postcode: ST11 9RD

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Duncan
Cognome: Hall
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1782 399758
Fax: +44 1782 395163

UK (STOKE ON TRENT) participant 305˙600.00
9    JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC.

 Organization address address: FARRINGDON STREET 25 - 5th floor
city: LONDON
postcode: EC4A 4AB

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Boyd
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1189242194
Fax: +44 118 9242306

UK (LONDON) participant 271˙700.00
10    ZAKLAD PRODUKCJI KATALIZATOROW JMJPUCHALSKI I KRAWCZYK SPJ

 Organization address address: UL. ZIELONA 12
city: KALISZ
postcode: 62 800

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Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Andrzej
Cognome: Puchalski
Email: send email
Telefono: 48602214039
Fax: +48 062 762 40 09

PL (KALISZ) participant 255˙400.00
11    TECNOLOGIA NAVARRA DE NANOPRODUCTOS SL

 Organization address address: AREA INDUSTRIAL PERGUITA C/A 1
city: LOS ARCOS
postcode: 31210

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Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ana
Cognome: Esparza
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 948640318
Fax: +34 948640319

ES (LOS ARCOS) participant 148˙320.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The main objective of NEXTGENCAT proposal is the development of novel eco-friendly nano-structured automotive catalysts utilizing transition metal nanoparticles (Cu, Ni, Co Zn, Fe etc) that can partially or completely replace the PGMs. Based on nanotechnology, low cost nanoparticles will be incorporated into different substrates, including advanced ceramics (SiO2, perovskite etc) and silicon carbides, for the development of efficient and inexpensive catalysts. The main idea of the proposal is the effective dispersion and the controllable size of the metal nanoparticles into the substrate that will lead to improved performance. To this end a modified polyol process as well as chemical and physical treatment of selected substances will enable the introduction of transition metal nanoparticles on the catalyst substrate precursors via adsorption and ion-exchange. The presence of metal ions sorbed on fixed precursor sites will inhibit the agglomeration during heating and final products with very fine particle dispersion and tuneable metal content will be obtained. It is expected that the developed catalysts will exhibit increased catalytic performance, even at low temperatures (200-250oC). Other key properties of the proposed nanostructured catalysts include: increased thermal stability (avoiding aggregation), improved durability, capability of reuse and recovery of transition metals as well as low health and environmental impact. Apart from the scientific innovations and the environmental impact, the proposal holds also great economic importance. Taking into account that the autocatalyst industry uses extremely large quantities of precious metal-68% of Pt and 72% of Pd in Europe – the impact of replacing PGMs is of tremendous significance. Based on the current metal prices, it is estimated that the developed catalysts will reduce the catalyst cost at about 40-50%, opening the way to an efficient adaptation of nanotechnology-based catalysts in the automotive sector.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Novel nanoscale technology is set to slash the costs of cleaning up automobile emissions and enable the secure flow of critical raw materials providing a major boost to EU companies in the automotive sector.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Catalytic converters are now key components of most automotive exhaust systems contributing to major reductions in emissions. They catalyse reactions that convert pollutants into harmless or less harmful substances. Three-way catalysts are state of the art. They simultaneously oxidise carbon monoxide and organic molecules and reduce nitrogen oxides to yield carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen.

Most commonly, converters consist of a ceramic substrate coated with a precious metal-containing washcoat. A combination of platinum group metals (PGMs) including platinum, palladium and rhodium is often used. Currently, the European automotive industry uses huge quantities of these precious metals, imposing large costs and depleting natural resources. Scientists are working on low-cost, eco-friendly alternatives with EU-funding of the project 'Development of next generation cost efficient automotive catalysts' (http://www.nextgencat.eu/ (NEXT-GEN-CAT)).

The focus is on the use of nanoparticles (NPs) of transition metals such as copper, nickel, iron and manganese for partial or complete replacement of PGMs. Effective exploitation and enhanced performance require excellent dispersion and control of NP size on the substrate.

Researchers employed several eco-friendly preparation processes that minimise the environmental and health impact compared to manufacture of traditional catalysts. Twenty-two samples were extensively characterised. Results were quite promising, demonstrating excellent dispersion, tuneable NP size, thermal stability and durability.

Scientists also applied a variety of characterisation techniques to ceramic thin films, catalyst support materials. Data will be used to develop a nanoscale model of the materials and processes. The catalytic performance of selected materials was also tested pointing the way to further optimisation in upcoming months. Finally, the team has begun evaluation of end-of-life scenarios for regeneration of the catalyst via deactivation and recovery of transition metals. Life cycle assessments were performed.

Partial or complete replacement of PGMs with transition metal NPs in three-way catalysts is expected to decrease costs by around 40 to 50 %. It would also enhance sustainability and ensure a reliable raw materials supply to EU manufacturers. This eco-friendly and cost-effective technology should be attractive to drivers as well.

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