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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: NMP.2010.2.4-1 | Award Amount: 10.83M | Year: 2011

The DEMCAMER project proposes an answer to the paradigm met by the European Chemical Industry: increase the production rate while keeping the same products quality and reducing both production costs and environmental impacts. Through the implementation of a novel process intensification approach consisting on the combination of reaction and separation in a Catalytic Membrane Reactor single unit. The aim of DEMCAMER project is to develop innovative multifunctional Catalytic Membrane Reactors (CMR) based on new nano-architectured catalysts and selective membranes materials to improve their performance, cost effectiveness (i.e.; reducing the number of steps) and sustainability (lower environmental impact and use of new raw materials) over four selected chemical processes ((Autothermal Reforming (ATR), Fischer-Tropsch (FTS), Water Gas Shift (WGS), and Oxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM)) for pure hydrogen, liquid hydrocarbons and ethylene production. The DEMCAMER scheduled workplan will comprise activities related to the whole product chain: i.e. development of materials/components (membranes, supports, seals, catalyst,..) through integration/validation at lab-scale, until development/validation of four pilot scale CMRs prototypes. Additionally, three research lines dealing with: 1) the collection of specifications and requirements, 2) modelling and simulation of the developed materials and processes, and 3) assessment of environmental, health & safety issues -in relation to the new intensified chemical processes- will be carried out.. For a maximum impact on the European industry this research, covering the complete value chain of catalytic membrane reactors, can only be carried out with a multidisciplinary and complementary team having the right expertise, including top level European Research Institutes and Universities (8 RES) working together with representative top industries (4 SME, 5 IND) in different sectors (from raw materials to chemical end-users).


Patent
French National Center for Scientific Research and Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy | Date: 2013-04-26

This invention relates to the synthesis of polycarbonates prepared from carbonate monomers derived from the biomass in the presence of a system comprising an organometallic transfer agent and alcohol. It also relates to the polymers resulting from these cyclic compounds.


A process can include making a bio-diesel, a bio-naphtha, and optionally bio-propane from a complex mixture of natural occurring fats & oils. The complex mixture can be subjected to a refining treatment for removing a major part of non-triglyceride and non-fatty acid components to obtain refined oils. The refined oils can be subjected to a fractionation step to obtain a substantially unsaturated liquid triglyceride part (phase L), and a substantially saturated solid triglyceride part (phase S). The phase L can transformed into alkyl-esters as bio-diesel by a transesterification. The phase S can be transformed into substantially linear paraffins as the bio-naphtha by an hydrodeoxygenation. Fatty acids can be obtained from the phase S and transformed into substantially linear paraffins as the bio-naphtha by hydrodeoxygenation or decarboxylation. Fatty acids soaps can be obtained from the phase S that are transformed into substantially linear paraffins as the bio-naphtha by decarboxylation.


Patent
Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy | Date: 2013-08-12

This invention discloses three-layer rotomoulded motorboats having excellent floatability prepared from foamed polyethylene.


Patent
Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy | Date: 2013-04-26

This invention is related to the preparation of polyethylene pipe resins suitable for transporting hot and cold water containing chlorine dioxide.


Patent
Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy | Date: 2013-03-20

The present invention relates to a process for producing steam using heat recovered from a polymerization reaction. In particular, the present invention relates to a process for producing steam using heat recovered from a polymerization reaction for producing polyolefin, comprising the steps of: thermally contacting said polymerization reaction with a cooling fluid such that the cooling fluid removes heat from said reaction, thermally contacting at least part of said cooling fluid with at least one absorption cycle thereby transferring heat from the cooling fluid to said absorption cycle, using said absorption cycle to produce steam from a condensate, wherein the cooling fluid is used as a hot source for heating at least one evaporator and at least one generator comprised in said at least one absorption cycle. The present invention also relates to a process for cooling a polymerization reaction using a process as described herein. Said invention also relates to a polyolefin producing unit.


A resin composition comprising at least 0.1% by weight of poly(hydroxy carboxylic acid) and at least 50% by weight of polypropylene prepared with a single-site catalyst, preferably with a metallocene catalyst.


Patent
Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy | Date: 2013-12-02

The invention relates to a process for preparing polyolefin in a loop reactor. The polymer is prepared by polymerizing olefin monomers in the presence of a catalyst to produce a polyolefin slurry while pumping said slurry through said loop reactor by means of a pump. The present process is characterized in that the catalyst is fed in the loop reactor at a distance to the pump. The invention allows production of the polymer with advantageous properties while leading to fewer blockages of the reactor.


Patent
Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy | Date: 2013-12-05

The present relates to a process for optimizing the recovery of unreacted monomers from a polymerization process, wherein said process comprises the steps of The present invention also concerns a process for the recovery of unreacted monomers from a gas phase or slurry polymerization process, and also concerns a process for the production of polyolefins.


Patent
Total Petrochemicals Research Feluy | Date: 2013-06-14

A method for the copolymerization of ethylene and a C_(3+) olefin in a loop reactor and polymers formed therefrom are described herein. The method generally includes introducing an ethylene monomer, a C_(3+) olefin and a diluent carrier liquid into a loop reactor. A catalyst system can be supplied to said loop reactor. The diluent liquid, ethylene monomer, and C_(3+) olefin can be circulated through said loop reactor, while copolymerizing said ethylene and C_(3+) olefin in the presence of said catalyst system to produce a slurry. The slurry can be diverted into a settling leg, and sequentially discharged therefrom and withdrawn from said loop reactor. An ethylene monomer co-feed can be introduced into said loop reactor at spaced locations downstream of the ethylene and diluent. The ethylene co-feed can be introduced in an amount effective to reduce the variation in the ratio of ethylene and C_(3+) olefin.

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