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NRP70 - Catalytic methanation of industrially-derived CO2

Sorption enhanced methantion from cementitious CO2

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The objective of this project is the development of catalysts and processes for the
methanation of CO2 from cement industry for the production of sustainable methane.
A particular problem associated with CO2 from cement industry is - similar to biofuels
- its contamination by sulphur compounds, which deactivate conventional catalysts.
The contaminants origin from cheap high sulphur fuels and pyritic sulphur containing
cement kilns. To overcome this problem, two strategies are applied: a microstructural
regeneration, possible by recently developed sorption catalysts, and exploration of the
possibility to use bio-inspired sulphur resistant catalysts.