Announcing the Winners of the Second 112CO2 Monetary Prize
Announcing the Winners of the Second 112CO2 Monetary Prize
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the second monetary prize for "Industrial/Commercial Applications for Methane Decomposition" as part of the 112CO2 Challenge #2.

Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (Grant Agreement no. 952219) and coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, this challenge has brought forward innovative solutions in methane decomposition.

The judging panel, led by Professor Doctor Adélio Mendes, with Professor Doctor Michael and Doctor Noriko Sata as effective members, has selected the following outstanding proposals:

First Place: Jorge Matos from Capwatt Metanol, with his proposal titled "Assessing the Maximum Allowed Concentration of Contaminants for a Stable Performance of the Catalytic Methane Splitting Reactors". Capwatt's proposal focuses on optimizing the stability and performance of catalytic methane splitting reactors by determining the maximum allowable contaminant concentrations, a critical factor for advancing methane decomposition technology.

Second Place: Ilaria Ceteroni from Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica, UPV-CSIC, for her proposal titled "Synthetic, Low-Carbon-Footprint Hydrogen as Reactant for CO2 Fixation into High-Added-Value Commodity Chemicals." UPV-CSIC's innovative approach explores the use of synthetic hydrogen with a low carbon footprint as a reactant for CO2 fixation, paving the way for sustainable production of valuable chemicals.

These winners exemplify the cutting-edge research and practical applications that the 112CO2 project aims to promote. Their contributions are crucial for developing technologies that support the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon energy sector.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Jorge Matos and Ilaria Ceteroni for their exceptional achievements and look forward to seeing the impact of their work in the field of methane decomposition.

Stay tuned to our news section for more updates on the 112CO2 project and the innovative strides being made towards a greener future.

The 112CO2 Project

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Announcing the Winners of the Second 112CO2 Monetary Prize

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