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Adaptable Reactors for Resource- and Energy-Efficient Methane Valorisation

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "ADREM" data sheet

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Organization address
address: STEVINWEG 1
city: DELFT
postcode: 2628 CN

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 5˙999˙933 €
 EC max contribution 5˙999˙933 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Sustainable, resource-efficient and low-carbon technologies in energy-intensive process industries)
 Code Call H2020-SPIRE-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2019-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) coordinator 1˙003˙437.00
2    JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC UK (LONDON) participant 930˙062.00
3    TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT DK (TAASTRUP) participant 761˙625.00
4    UNIVERSITEIT GENT BE (GENT) participant 669˙726.00
6    KEMIJSKI INSTITUT SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 574˙266.00
7    UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA ES (ZARAGOZA) participant 564˙503.00
9    TECHNIP BENELUX BV NL (ZOETERMEER) participant 272˙500.00


 Project objective

In ADREM, leading industries and university groups in process intensification, catalytic reactor engineering and process control team up to address the domain of resource- and energy-efficient valorisation of variable methane feedstocks to C2 hydrocarbons. The development of new and intensified adaptable catalytic reactor systems for flexible and decentralized production at high process performance is in focus, able to operate with changing feedstock composition and deliver “on-demand” the required product distribution by switching selected operational/control parameters and/or changing modular catalyst cartridges. In the long term, we expect the reactors to operate energy- and emission-lean using green electricity as the direct, primary energy source. In order to converge to the optimal design, the project will utilize the unique integral, four-domain process intensification (PI) methodology, pioneered by the consortium. This is the only approach able to deliver a fully intensified equipment/process. The key feature is the systematic, simultaneous addressing of the four domains: spatial, thermodynamic, functional and temporal.

ADREM will provide: • highly innovative, economic and environmentally friendly processes and equipment for efficient transformation of methane into useful chemicals and liquid fuels, for which monetary savings of more than 10% are expected. • process technologies applying flexible modular one-step process with high selectivity for valorisation of methane from various sources. • modular (and containerized and mobile) reactors permitting flexible adaptation of the plant size to demand and also utilizing smaller or temporary sources of methane or other feeds. The project will employ emerging reactor technologies coupled to especially designed catalytic systems to address a variety of scenarios embodying methane valorisation. The concepts developed can be later readily extrapolated on other types of catalytic processes of similar sizes.


List of deliverables.
Plan for knowledge dissemination - first version Documents, reports 2019-05-07 18:52:08
Project website and PR materials Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-07 18:52:08

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of ADREM deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Evangelos Delikonstantis, Marco Scapinello, Georgios Stefanidis
Process Modeling and Evaluation of Plasma-Assisted Ethylene Production from Methane
published pages: 68, ISSN: 2227-9717, DOI: 10.3390/pr7020068
Processes 7/2 2019-12-17
2020 Evangelos Delikonstantis, Marco Scapinello, Orelie Van Geenhoven, Georgios D. Stefanidis
Nanosecond pulsed discharge-driven non-oxidative methane coupling in a plate-to-plate electrode configuration plasma reactor
published pages: 122477, ISSN: 1385-8947, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.122477
Chemical Engineering Journal 380 2019-12-17
2019 Damjan Lašič Jurković, Harinarayanan Puliyalil, Andrej Pohar, Blaž Likozar
Plasma‐activated methane partial oxidation reaction to oxygenate platform chemicals over Fe, Mo, Pd and zeolite catalysts
published pages: , ISSN: 0363-907X, DOI: 10.1002/er.4806
International Journal of Energy Research 2019-12-17
2018 Evangelos Delikonstantis, Marco Scapinello, Georgios D. Stefanidis
Low energy cost conversion of methane to ethylene in a hybrid plasma-catalytic reactor system
published pages: 33-42, ISSN: 0378-3820, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuproc.2018.03.011
Fuel Processing Technology 176 2019-10-09
2018 Evangelos Delikonstantis, Marco Scapinello, Stella D. Sklari, Georgios D. Stefanidis
Intensification of a hydrogenation catalyst activity by nanosecond pulsed discharge treatment
published pages: 1800065, ISSN: 1612-8850, DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201800065
Plasma Processes and Polymers 15/8 2019-10-09
2018 M. Scapinello, E. Delikonstantis, G.D. Stefanidis
Direct methane-to-ethylene conversion in a nanosecond pulsed discharge
published pages: 705-710, ISSN: 0016-2361, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2018.03.017
Fuel 222 2019-10-09
2018 Marco Scapinello, Evangelos Delikonstantis, Georgios D. Stefanidis
A study on the reaction mechanism of non-oxidative methane coupling in a nanosecond pulsed discharge reactor using isotope analysis
published pages: , ISSN: 1385-8947, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.11.161
Chemical Engineering Journal 2019-05-07
2018 Ignacio Julian, Heidy Ramirez, Jose L. Hueso, Reyes Mallada, Jesus Santamaria
Non-oxidative methane conversion in microwave-assisted structured reactors
published pages: In press, ISSN: 1385-8947, DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2018.08.150
Chemical Engineering Journal In press 2019-05-07
2018 Harinarayanan Puliyalil, Damjan Lašič Jurković, Venkata D. B. C. Dasireddy, Blaž Likozar
A review of plasma-assisted catalytic conversion of gaseous carbon dioxide and methane into value-added platform chemicals and fuels
published pages: 27481-27508, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/C8RA03146K
RSC Advances 8/48 2019-05-07
2017 Marco Scapinello, Evangelos Delikonstantis, Georgios D. Stefanidis
The panorama of plasma-assisted non-oxidative methane reforming
published pages: 120-140, ISSN: 0255-2701, DOI: 10.1016/j.cep.2017.03.024
Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 117 2019-06-19
2017 Evangelos Delikonstantis, Marco Scapinello, Georgios Stefanidis
Investigating the Plasma-Assisted and Thermal Catalytic Dry Methane Reforming for Syngas Production: Process Design, Simulation and Evaluation
published pages: 1429, ISSN: 1996-1073, DOI: 10.3390/en10091429
Energies 10/9 2019-06-19

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