sulphur poisoning; methanation; catalysis; enzyms; CO2; degradation; redox cycles
Delmelle R., Duarte R. B., Franken T., Burnat D., Holzer L., Borgschulte A., Heel A. (2016), Development of improved nickel catalysts for sorption enhanced CO2 methanation, in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
, 41(44), 20185-20191.
Borgschulte Andreas (2016), The hydrogen grand challenge, in Front. Energy Res. 4:11.
, 4(11), 1-8.
Borgschulte A., Callini E., Stadie N., Arroyo Y., Rossell M. D., Erni R., Geerlings H., Zuettel A., Ferri D. (2015), Manipulating the reaction path of the CO2 hydrogenation reaction in molecular sieves, in CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
, 5(9), 4613-4621.
Borgschulte Andreas, Delmelle Renaud, Duarte Renata B., Heel Andre, Boillat Pierre, Lehmann Eberhard, Water distribution in a sorption enhanced methanation reactor by time resolved neutron imaging, in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
The objective of this project is the development of catalysts and processes for the methanation of CO2 from cement industry for the production of sustainable methane. A particular problem associated with CO2 from cement industry is - similar to biofuels - its contamination by sulphur compounds, which deactivate conventional catalysts. The contaminants origin from cheap high sulphur fuels and pyritic sulphur containing cement kilns. To overcome this problem, two strategies are applied: a microstructural regeneration, possible by recently developed sorption catalysts, and exploration of the possibility to use bio-inspired sulphur resistant catalysts.