Project: BioEmpoweredOxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM) Process

Acronym BIOCM (Reference Number: ELAC2015/T03-1072)
Duration 01/12/2016 - 01/12/2019
Project Topic The key objectives of BIOCM project is to design and provide a proof of concept for an Oxidative Coupling ofMethane (OCM) process which efficiently converts the biogas produced from the treatment of waste streamsinto ethylene. Industrial effluents from the production of bioethanol, biodiesel, and dairy products, are to betreated through anaerobic digestion for environmental compliance and biogas production. The compatibility ofthe OCM catalyst with the biogas composition is to be addressed, allowing the identification of suitable biogaspretreatments and eventual catalyst modifications to better suit this application. An adsorbent synthetized frombiobased materials is to be produced in laboratory and miniplant scale and applied to carry the gasseparations in the downstream of the OCM reactor.
Network ERANet-LAC
Call 2nd Joint Call on Research and Innovation

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia Partner Brazil
2 Riga Technical University Partner Latvia
3 Technische Universität Berlin Coordinator Germany
4 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Partner Colombia