On August 5, 2015, Syngaschem BV hosted a meeting at Schiphol Airport to prepare the second stage submission of the CritCat proposal. From left to right: Simone Vinati (Tethis S.p.a., Italy, flam spray pyrolysis for nanoparticle synthesis), David Gao (Nanolayers Ltd., UK, machine learning algorithms), Jaakko Akola (Tampere, DFT), Yuri Kol’enko (INL, Portugal, material synthesis, catalysis and electrocatalysis), Foteini Sapountzi, Antonio Vaccaro (Syngaschem BV), Kari Laassonen (Aalto University, Finland, DFT), Richard Palmer (Birmingham, UK, ultra-precise nanoparticle synthesis), Hans Niemantsverdriet (Syngaschem BV), Rafal Dunin-Borkowski (FZ Jülich, Germany, Electron Microsopy), Andy Wain (NPL, UK, electrochemistry)
From the side of Syngaschem BV, Dr Foteini Sapountzi will participate in the electrochemical characterization work package and will lead the industrial benchmarking efforts of new electrode materials. She explains: “Have a look at these commercial PEM membrane based electrolysers for watersplitting: They still depend on platinum group metals. It may not be possible to avoid these elements completely, but minimizing the required amount in a rational way could already have a big impact.” Besides, Syngaschem BV will contribute due to its expertise in catalytic testing and synthesis in monodisperse nanoparticles, and it will actively support the consortium management through Mr Antonio Vaccaro acting as exploitation manager.
The CritCat project is about to start in June this year.
CritCat receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 686053.
Published on March 1, 2016