The free webinar, organized by SINTEF (Norway), aimed to inform stakeholders and interested citizens exchanging lessons learned and advancements in “Catalytic transformation of hydrocarbons”.

141 persons registered with an average of 75 participants attending during the whole event. In this webinar, the three Horizon 2020 sister projects C123 – Methane oxidative conversion and hydroformylation to propylene, ZEOCAT-3D – Development of a bifunctional hierarchically structured zeolite-based nano-catalyst using 3D-technology for direct conversion of methane into hydrocarbons via methane dehydroaromatization and BIZEOLCAT – Bifunctional Zeolite based Catalysts and Innovative process for Sustainable Hydrocarbon Transformation presented their research on the common topic of conversion of alkanes to olefins and aromatics.

Different speakers from the three sister projects gave various lectures.  The overview of the projects was presented by Joris Thybaut  (UGent for C123), Maria Tripinan (IDENER for ZEOCAT-3D) and Ana Villacampa (Fundació Eurecat for BIZEOLCAT).


09:00-09:10  Welcome to the webinar

09:10-09:20  C123: Valorizing Methane Resources into C3 Building Blocks (Joris Thybault, Ugent)

09:20-09:30  ZEOCAT-3D: Overview and main goals (Maria Tripiana, IDENER)

09:30-09:40  Introducing BIZEOLCAT (Ana Villacampa, Fundació Eurecat, EUT)

09:40-09:45  Q&A

09:45-10:05  Catalysts for Oxidative Conversion of Methane (Jordan Guillermot, CNRS)

10:05-10:25  ZEOCAT-3D and beyond: 3D printed catalysts for chemical conversion (Vesna Middelkoop, VITO)

10:25-10:45  Membrane reactors for dehydrogenation reactions (Fausto Gallucci, TUE )

10:45-10:55  Q&A

10:55-11:15  Dehydrogenations multi-scale process modelling (Blaž Likozar, National Institute of Chemistry from Slovenia, NIC)

11:15-11:35  Process and techno-economic analysis (Mieke Nieder-Heitmann, PDC)

11:35-11:55  Application of ZEOCAT-3D technology in the biogas industry and beyond (Themistoklis Sfetsas, QLAB)

11:55-12:05  Q&A

12:05-12:15  Summary and closing