The overarching objective for the BIOCOMEM project is to demonstrate that membrane-based separation techniques using PEBA-type (Polyether block amide) copolymers are more efficient than their heat-based equivalent methods. This will reduce the overall environmental impact through a number of mechanisms. 

With this, the BIOCOMEM project has three specific objectives.

  • First, to produce two new bio-based PEBA co-polymers at pilot scale. Each of these will be specifically designed to add value to three CO2 separation market in post-combustion flue gas treatment.
  • Second, to validate – again at pilot scale, in an industrially representative environment – a process for manufacturing three different gas separation membranes (hollow-fibre and thin film composite) that meet specific performance requirements.
  • Third, to provide proof of principle that bio-based membranes can genuinely bring value to the gas separation market.

Key facts:

Project start: 1st of June 2020
Project end: 30 November 2023
Funding scheme: H2020-EU.2.1.4, H2020-EU.3.2.6
Overall Budget: 3.104.512,50 €
EU contribution: 2.353.438 €
Grant agreement Nr: 887075
Project coordinator: Oana David

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 887075


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