VALENCIA -- AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, coordinates the European project GRAMOFON, which started on October 2016 and will end in 2020. With a budget of EUR 4.2 million, it gathers a total of nine companies, technology centers and universities, with the aim of developing an innovative CO2 capturing process on new nanomaterials and microwave energy allowing to combat climate change at a lower cost, compared with the cost of current technologies.
Low-cost CO2 Capturing Process
This carbon capturing and storing technology has already been used in the European Union significantly and efficiently in order to reach the emission reduction targets of greenhouse gases. In fact, it has an emission reduction potential from industries of 90 %, which is very valuable in the fight against climate change.
The existing technology consists of the capture and modification of these gases, in such a way as its underground storage is safe. The proposal of the GRAMOFON consortium partners is to achieve a new efficient and low-cost process by using new nanostructured materials to capture CO2
, as well as microwave energy for the extraction and subsequent use.
The Consortium: Cooperation with South Korea
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No GA727619.
Coordinated by AIMPLAS and in cooperation with the project, other centers take part: the technology center CNRS (France), the University of Mons (Belgium), the center Fraunhofer ICT (Germany), the company Graphenea (Spain), the center Process Design Centre (the Netherlands), e2v (United Kingdom), MOFTech (Ireland) and the Korea University of Science and Technology (South Korea).
AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, is located in Valencia, Spain and is recorded at the Register of Technological Centers of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. The institute is member of FEDIT (Spanish Federation of Innovation and Technology Entities) and REDIT (Network of Technological Institutes of the Valencia Region).
AIMPLAS is a non-profit research association with the object to operate as a technological partner for enterprises from the plastics industry and thus offering them integral and customized solutions by coordinating research, development and innovation projects as well as technology services (analysis and testing, technical assistance, training as well as competitive and strategic intelligence).