TECNALIA takes part in the development of chemical reactors that increase efficiency by up to 70% and reduce GHG emissions by 45%

20 May 2020

Innovative membrane reactors that combine catalytic synthesis and separation in a single process

Our experts are leading the development of new membranes for hydrogen production from biogas and natural gas reforming, as well as for propane dehydrogenation.

Researchers from 24 organisations in ten countries are working together to develop membrane reactors for industrial applications. They share their expertise in catalysis, carrier agents, reactors, engineering and modelling, taking into account the needs of the end users.

The new membrane reactors can be used in many settings: hydroformylation for certain special chemical products, hydrogen production for the electricity generation and distribution sectors, propane dehydrogenation for large volumes of chemical compounds, and biocatalytic fractionation of oils for biotechnologically manufactured products.

Membrane reactors for hydrogen production are the core of the newly established company H2SITE.

These developments are being carried out as part of an initiative called MACBETH (Membranes And Catalysts Beyond Economic and Technological Hurdles).


Logo-MacbethEU-FlagThis project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 EU research and innovation programme, in accordance with Grant Agreement No. 869896.