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Rationally designed nanostructured catalysts for bio-conversion systems: assessing the innovation potential of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) powder/particle coatings for the catalyst market

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Project "nanoCARBS" data sheet

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

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 149˙550 €
 EC max contribution 149˙550 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-PoC
 Funding Scheme ERC-POC
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-02-01   to  2017-07-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) coordinator 149˙550.00


 Project objective

The introduction of biomass-derived feedstocks for the production of liquid fuels and chemicals brings new challenges to the chemical industry: the conventional heterogeneous catalysts used in past petrochemical operations often cannot be adopted. Demanding operation conditions cause extensive deactivation problems, while in the same time material scarcity is severely pressing for advances in the utilization efficiency of the active catalyst materials.

The understanding of the interplay between agglomeration and coating during Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) in combination with the expansion of the surface nanostructuring options to carbon materials (ERC-StG: AggloNanoCoat) renders a new class of rationally-designed catalysts available. Nanostructuring precision in fabrication results in materials with an engineered structure-performance behaviour, effectively addressing performance-related issues (e.g. stability/selectivity) while using minimum amounts of scarce elements.

Switching to a gas-phase technique for catalyst manufacturing has the potential to enable a cleaner way of production and a significant abatement of energy and waste footprints of the process. The foreseen profitability boost – while addressing societal requirements for optimal use of scarce resources in more efficient production schemes – can justify the transition in technology.

The nanoCARBS project aims to realize the innovation potential of ALD for the production of nanostructured Catalysts as Rational Bio-conversion Systems in a scalable way. Taking the necessary pre-commercialization steps will enable us to demonstrate the benefits of the technology for an industrially-relevant catalyst product. Setting-up a business strategy will allow the commercialization of the technology initially in the field of catalyst industry.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 A. Goulas, F. Grillo, A. Dokania, D. Valdesueiro, H. Van Bui, Bart van Limpt, J. Moulijn, J.R. van Ommen
Atomic Layer Deposition of Platinum: An Avenue to the Scalable Synthesis of Ultra‐low‐loading Fuel Cell Catalysts?
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AVS 17th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition 2019-07-22
2017 A. Goulas, F. Grillo, A. Dokania, D. Valdesueiro, H. Van Bui, B. van Limpt, J.A. Moulijn and J.R. van Ommen
Atomic layer deposition of platinum: an avenue to the scalable synthesis of stable ultra-low-loading fuel cell catalysts?
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
13th European Congress on Catalysis 2019-07-22

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