The Institute has been involved in research projects funded by the European Commission through the 6th and 7th framework programs as well as the Horizon 2020 program. Currently, two projects are carried out within Horizon 2020.
Fig. 1: Cooperation partners of IMVT in Europe. Blue color denotes academic partners, turquoise stands for industry
|ERA-Net MED project DB-SOFC: Direct Conversion of Biomass to Electricity in MED area via an Internal Catalytic Gasification Solid Oxide Fuel Cell||
Main focus of the overall project is to develop an environmentally friendly and highly efficient process for the direct utilization of solid carbonaceous materials of low added value (such as biomass) and of particular importance for the Mediterranean region in a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) to generate electricity.
|Production of Sustainable aircraft grade Kerosine from water and air powered by Renewable Electricity, through the splitting of CO2, formation of syngas and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (KEROGREEN)||
KEROGREEN offers a novel conversion route to sustainable aviation fuel synthesised from H2O and CO2 powered by renewable electricity.
Hydrogen production from H2S decomposition in micro-structured proton-conducting solid oxide membrane reactors
|MINERVE - Management of Intermittent & Nuclear Electricity by High Efficiency Electrochemical Reactor for the Valorisation of CO2 in flexible Energies||
MINERVE project dealt with the issue of the CO2 value chain and with the development of a new family of solutions for renewable electricity storage/valorization through “Power to Gas”.
The aim of the EU project F3Factory was to increase efficiency and flexibility in the development of efficient and sustainable processes in the chemical industry: The factory of the future is more effective, more flexible and, above all, spares resources far better than current standards.
|SynCon - Novel synthesis process concepts for efficient chemicals / fuel production from biomass||
The project aimed at the efficient production of fuels and chemicals (CH4, methanol, DME, H2, FT, SNG, second generation bioethanol, fine chemicals) for the application at small scale biomass conversion. IMVT coordinated the overall project.
The rapidly growing worldwide energy needs and the diversification of the energy mix with an increasing share of renewable energies are challenging for existing energy infrastructures. More flexible solutions are required, especially those that integrate renewable energies more efficiently. With icefuel® (integrated cable energy system for fuel and power), a flexible system for energy storage, distribution and decentral reconversion has been developed.