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A sustainable path to methane conversion by advanced electrochemical technologies

Grant number: 17/11937-4
Support type:Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program
Duration: August 01, 2018 - July 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
Cooperation agreement: BG E&P Brasil (Shell Group)
Principal Investigator:Fabio Coral Fonseca
Grantee:Fabio Coral Fonseca
Home Institution: Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN). Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Company: BG E&P Brasil Ltda
Partner institutions: Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciências Sociais Aplicadas (CECS)
Co-Principal Investigators:Almir Oliveira Neto ; Andre Santarosa Ferlauto ; Eliana Navarro dos Santos Muccillo ; Estevam Vitorio Spinacé ; Reginaldo Muccillo
Assoc. researchers:Almir Oliveira Neto ; Debora Marani ; Eliana Navarro dos Santos Muccillo ; Elisabete Inacio Santiago ; Fernando Manuel Bico Marques ; Jorge Moreira Vaz ; Marcelo Do Carmo ; Marcelo Linardi ; Marlu Cesar Steil ; Reginaldo Muccillo ; Vincenzo Esposito
Associated grant(s):18/04595-2 - Multi-user equipment approved in the grant 2017/11937-4: experimental system for electrochemical conversion of methane, AP.EMU
18/04596-9 - Multi-user equipment approved in the grant 2017/11937-4: experimental system for termochemical conversion of methane, AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):19/16555-8 - Sustainable route for methane conversion with advanced electrochemical technologies, BP.TT
19/08841-0 - Electrochemical conversion of CH4 to methanol mediated by CO2, BP.TT
18/09077-0 - UHTCs composites to obtain hydrogen from the redox cycle of cerium oxide coupled to the partial oxidation of methane, BP.IC
FAPESP publication:https://media.fapesp.br/bv/uploads/pdfs/fapesp_uk_J5d1RSi_160_160.pdf

Abstract

As a part of the New Energies Research Center (NERC), a joint initiative from FAPESP and Shell, this Research Division 3 - Methane to Products (RD3) is built to grow as a world-class scientific center for research on advanced technologies for methane conversion to high-value products. In this context, RD3 addresses potentially disruptive technologies to tackle methane conversion beyond traditional catalytic or biological routes. The proposed division covers a broad range of topics that comprises a sustainable path for transforming methane to a feedstock using photo and electrochemical processes. The RD3 is based on the association of two leading institutions of São Paulo metropolitan area: Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas and Nucleares (IPEN) and Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). This two institutions ensure their strong commitment to the NERC by: i) the collaborative effort of a highly trained and experienced research team that will address cutting-edge topics on the methane conversion in the RD3; iii) allocating the existing infrastructure of participant laboratories, the institutional facilities, and technical staff to carry on the planned research; ii) effectively supporting administrative activities to unburden the scientific team; iii) keeping a strong link between research and education in both undergraduate and graduate levels, and iii) providing the personnel and organization for dissemination and intellectual property actions. The RD3 team recognizes the gigantic challenges proposed by the NERC for the development of scientific knowledge and technological advances for methane conversion. In that context, the research group of RD3 has teamed up with leading academics from other countries to extend the scientific capabilities. Therefore, RD3 is organized to deliver relevant results in a broad range of activities that includes world-class research, technology transfer, and education, to be an effective partner of the New Energies Research Center. (AU)

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Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SANTOS, MONIQUE C. L.; NUNES, LIVIA C.; SILVA, LUIS M. G.; RAMOS, ANDREZZA S.; FONSECA, FABIO C.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; NETO, ALMIR O. Direct Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell to Converting Methane into Methanol. CHEMISTRYSELECT, v. 4, n. 39, p. 11430-11434, OCT 24 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LOPES, THIAGO; BERUSKI, OTAVIO; MANTHANWAR, AMIT M.; KORKISCHKO, IVAN; PUGLIESI, REYNALDO; STANOJEV, MARCO ANTONIO; GARCIA ANDRADE, MARCOS LEANDRO; PISTIKOPOULOS, EFSTRATIOS N.; PEREZ, JOELMA; FONSECA, FABIO CORAL; MENEGHINI, JULIO ROMANO; KUCERNAK, ANTHONY R. Spatially resolved oxygen reaction, water, and temperature distribution: Experimental results as a function of flow field and implications for polymer electrolyte fuel cell operation. APPLIED ENERGY, v. 252, OCT 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NANDENHA, J.; PIASENTIN, R. M.; SILVA, L. M. G.; FONTES, E. H.; NETO, A. O.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B. Partial oxidation of methane and generation of electricity using a PEMFC. IONICS, v. 25, n. 10, p. 5077-5082, OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MUCCILLO, R.; MUCCILLO, E. N. S. Improved densification and ionic conductivity in flash-sintered gamma-ray irradiated yttria-stabilized zirconia. SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, v. 170, p. 120-123, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS QUEIROZ, CARLA MOREIRA; MACHADO, ARTHUR PIGNATARO; NOBORIKAWA PAIVA, ANA RITA; ANTONIASSI, RODOLFO MOLINA; VAZ, JORGE MOREIRA; SPINACE, ESTEVAM VITORIO. Active Pt/CeO2 catalysts prepared by an alcohol-reduction process for low-temperature CO-PROX reaction. MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, v. 8, n. 3 SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ESPOSITO, VINCENZO; KABIR, AHSANUL; ROSA, MASSIMO; NONG, NGO VAN; RODRIGUES, THENNER S.; RODRIGUES, LAYS N.; MACHADO, MARINA F. S.; MORAES, LETICIA P. R.; MARANI, DEBORA; FONSECA, FABIO CORAL. Tuning diffusion paths in shaped ceria nanocrystals. CrystEngComm, v. 21, n. 27, p. 4025-4029, JUL 21 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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