What is OCEAN?
The H2020 SPIRE project OCEAN focuses on the development of an electrochemical CO2-conversion demonstrator at the site of industrial electricity provider RWE. OCEAN aims to convert CO2 to a range of high-value C2-chemicals under real industrial boundary conditions at TRL6. Together with partners, Avantium focuses on the development and upscaling of several CO2 conversion routes and the design and assembly of pre-pilot scale units.
OCEAN addresses the critical elements that are currently hindering new electrochemical processes by:
- Targeting high value products that have the corresponding production margin to introduce this technology on the market
- Lower the power costs by combining oxidation and reduction reactions (paired electrolysis), and
- A trans-disciplinary approach that is needed for the introduction of these advanced technologies