Methane activation via integrated membrane reactors

The key objective of MEMERE is the design, scale-up and validation of a novel membrane reactor for the direct conversion of methane into ethylene with integrated air separation. The focus of the project will be on the air separation through novel MIEC membranes integrated within a reactor operated at high temperature for OCM allowing integration of different process steps in a single multifunctional unit and achieving much higher yields compared with conventional reactor.

Quantis will assess the environmental and economic performance of the investigated novel ethylene production technology, compared to reference conventional technologies, by means of environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC).

Timeline: 2015-2019 (48 months)

Coordinator: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Topic: SPIRE-05-2015 New adaptable catalytic reactor methodologies for process intensification

Key industrial partners: Marion Technologies, HyGear, Johnson Matthey, Rauschert