Project news

Second project newsletter released
The second FLEDGED project newsletter has been released: have a look to the last progresses of the project!
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CSIC-ICP researcher Dalia Liuzzi visiting ECN for investigation on sorbent regeneration
Ongoing tests are helping finding better operating conditions for the SEDMES process, involving optimal functioning of both the catalyst and the adsorbent. More recently, cooperation between CISC-ICP and ECN has intensified with the starting of advanced SEDMES testing with CSIC synthesised catalyst materials at ECN laboratories. The picture shows CSIC-ICP researcher Dalia Liuzzi (right) and...
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FLEDGED at DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop
FLEDGED project has been presented at the one-day, invitation-only “DME Sustainable Mobility Workshop” in Aachen on March, 15th 2018. Project coordinator, Matteo Romano, and Jurriaan Boon (ECN) answered to all the questions of the stakeholders. This event provides an opportunity for industry members to inform, discuss, and strategize on the subject of DME and its...
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FLEDGED project presented at The Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC)
ECN presented at The Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC) a poster related with the investigation into the impact of the regeneration conditions on the catalyst performance for the sorption-enhanced DME synthesis (SEDMES). The poster is available for download here.
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FLEDGED project presented at CHAINS
Jasper van Kampen (ECN) presented SEDMES concept integrated in the FLEDGED process at CHAINS 2017 (Dutch national chemistry conference, 5-7 December 2017) in a plenary focus session “Making the molecules of the future: Sustainable Chemistry and Energy”. The poster and the presentation are available here.  
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2nd Project Meeting in Lausanne
A wonderful sunshine welcomed the FLEDGED consortium at the 2nd progress meeting in Lausanne. The meeting has been held on November, 14-15th at QUANTIS. Valuable discussions for advancing SEG and SEDMES processes after one year of hard work.
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Interview on Spanish television
Ramón Murillo, researcher at CSIC – Instituto de Carboquimica in the Environmental Research Group, has been interviewed by the local Aragonese television about the environmental impact of energy processes. He describes FLEDGED project, as an example of a pioneering and efficient technology for DME production from second generation biomass. DME is a promising low-emission alternative...
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Multicolumn test rig revamped at ECN
At ECN the revamped valvebox has been hoisted on the multicolumn test rig under H2020 FLEDGED and FReSMe Projects. The test rig will be used for testing Sorption-Enhanced DME Synthesis (SEDMES) performances. Different sorbent/catalyst mixures with commercial catalyst are subjected to cycling testing in a high throughput “Spider” rig, aiming at assessign steam capacity, steam...
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Extended sorbent testing at ECN
At ECN, Raghu Sumbharaju and Jasper van Kampen are extending the sorbent testing programme to include dedicated desorption experiments. Screening tests of different commercial steam sorbents are carried out at ECN to identifiy the most suitable sorbents for operation at SEDMES process. Different sorbent/catalyst mixures with commercial catalyst are subjected to cycling testing in a...
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FLEDGED research on DME reactor modelling presented at GRICU 2017
Simone Guffanti of Politecnico di Milano presented his FLEDGED research on DME reactor modelling at GRICU (Chemical Eng. University Group) PhD School 2017.
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