The C123 project’s main goal is to develop new industrial processes for a better access to propylene in terms of energy and environmental efficiency. In particular, it will focus on the development of new catalytic materials for oxidative methane conversion (OCoM) and hydroformylation of ethylene as alternatives to conventional petrochemical processes. It will also include the use of biosourced raw materials. Propylene is the base material of polypropylene (PP), a widely used polymer, manufactured on large scales and used in sectors as diverse as automotive parts, food packaging and industrial textiles.
Axel’One in C123 project is mainly involved in the kilogram-scale production of catalysts for the Oxidative Conversion of Methane tasks and hydroformylation. Axel’One will perform synthesis and shaping of the materials at pilot scale (up to 1kg scale) focusing on efficiency of raw materials use and minimisation of toxic organics, preferably by switching to aqueous or entirely solvent-free synthesis route.