09 March '17

Workshop on Membrane Reactors: Save the date!
On 9 and 10 March 2017, the Third European Workshop on Membrane Reactors will be held in Italy. The first workshop was organised back in November 2012 (Italy) and was entitled “Pd-based membranes and reactor scale-up”. The second workshop, “Catalytic Membrane Reactors: what’s next” was held in April 2015 in the Netherlands. More information on these two events is available from the CARENA website.

This third one is jointly organised by ROMEO, MEMERE, Fluidcell, Bionico, and Ferret, 5 major European projects on membrane reactors.

During these two days, there will be presentations on fundamental membrane-related science, process design and applications, industrial applications. There will also be a poster session and a company visit.

A Special Issue of Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification related to the workshop will also be edited.

More information will be provided on the projects'websites so save the date for what promises to be a very fruitful workshop!

MEMERE and ROMEO are two EU Horizon 2020 - SPIRE-05-2015 projects. Bionico is a EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme Hydrogen Europe and N.ERGHY. Fluidcell and Ferret are projects supported by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative.

20 July '15

Scientific evidences linking the upraise of CO2 emissions and anthropogenic climate change are overwhelming, which makes it necessary to urgently develop CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technologies scalable to a commercial level in order to allow the continuous use of fossil fuel
as a reliable source of energy on demand. Leading CO2 capture technologies which are expected to be available in the short and long term will be reviewed in the proposed Course. More specifically, a detailed update will be outlined on leading technologies such as solvent scrubbing, oxyfuel combustion, chemical looping and calcium looping.

This will include a critical review of the wide diversity of materials which are being investigated as potential CO2 sorbents such as conventional solvents, solvent blends, biphasic solvents, ionic liquids, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs), solid sorbents, low-temperature sorbents and membranes.

Experience shows that the performance of these materials must be assessed taking into account the conditions and constraints imposed by each specific application, which may play a critical role on proposed techniques for process intensification or sorbent reactivation. It is thus of paramount importance to focus theoretical and lab-scale studies on analyzing the material behavior at conditions closely mimicking those to be found at practice and to pursue a fundamental understanding on the physical-chemical processes that govern the behavior of the materials.

These points will be a main focus in the Course.

20 November '14

joint CARENA, CoMETHy, DEMCAMER and ReforCELL Workhop on Pd Membranes
CARENA, COMETHY, DEMCAMER and ReforCELL are four European FP7 projects involved in the development of palladium membrane technology for hydrogen production. Due to their synergy, the four projects have joined forces to organize a workshop together, focusing on discussing “Scale-up of Pd membrane technology: From fundamental understanding to pilot demonstration”. The workshop is planned to be a 2-day event in the Netherlands at the premises of the Energy Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) on the 20th and 21st of November 2014.

Organizing Committee:
• Sadika Guedidi (UM2-EMH, France; CARENA)
• Gilbert Rios (EMH, France; CARENA)
• Emma Palo (KT, Italy; CARENA)
• Frans van Berkel (ECN, Netherlands: CARENA)
• Alberto Giaconia (ENEA, Italy; CoMETHy)
• Thijs Peters (Sintef, Norway; ReforCELL)
• Enrico Drioli (Univ. Calabria, Italy; DEMCAMER)
• Adele Brunetti (Univ. Calabria, Italy; DEMCAMER)

Date: 20th and 21st of November 2014

Program: to be announced soon

Registration: to be announced soon

Location: premises of the Energy Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) on the 1755 ZG Petten, the Netherlands.

16 September '14

Second Project meeting
The second project meeting will take place at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, Blounts Court, Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9NH, UK.

14 April '14

Kick-off meeting FERRET
The kick-off meeting of FERRET was held at Eindhoven University of Technology