The aim of the project 112CO2, ” Low temperature catalytic methane decomposition for COx-free hydrogen production”, is to develop a technology that allows production of energy without emission of greenhouse gases/pollutants. Through the decomposition of methane (from biomethane, natural gas or synthetic methane) into carbon and hydrogen, this technology intends to be efficient, stable and inexpensive, with no emissions of any other by-products. The hydrogen produced can be used in fuel cells to produce electricity, in the chemical and petrochemical industry, to supply hydrogen to city blocks, or to be used as fuel in ships, trains, buses and trucks, for example.

The project consortium is led by FEUP/LEPABE team. The other partners of the project are the University of Porto (UPorto, Portugal), Agência Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spain), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR, Germany), and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland). The industry partners are Quantis (Switzerland), Paul Wurth (Luxembourg) and Pixel Voltaic (Portugal).