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A sustainable path to methane conversion by advanced electrochemical technologies

Grant number: 17/11937-4
Support type:Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program
Duration: August 01, 2018 - July 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Nonmetallic Materials
Cooperation agreement: BG E&P Brasil (Shell Group)
Principal researcher:Fabio Coral Fonseca
Grantee:Fabio Coral Fonseca
Home Institution: Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN). Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Company: BG E&P Brasil Ltda
Pesquisadores principais:
Almir Oliveira Neto ; ANDRE SANTAROSA FERLAUTO ; Cauê Ribeiro de Oliveira ; Eliana Navarro dos Santos Muccillo ; Elisabete Inacio Santiago ; Estevam Vitorio Spinacé ; Reginaldo Muccillo
Assoc. researchers:Almir Oliveira Neto ; Debora Marani ; Eliana Navarro dos Santos Muccillo ; Elisabete Inacio Santiago ; Fernando Manuel Bico Marques ; Jorge Moreira Vaz ; Marcelo Do Carmo ; Marcelo Linardi ; Marlu Cesar Steil ; Reginaldo Muccillo ; Vincenzo Esposito
Associated grant(s):19/00776-5 - Development of advanced catalysts for methane conversion and characterization using In-operando synchrotron tools, AP.R SPRINT
18/04595-2 - Multi-user equipment approved in the grant 2017/11937-4: experimental system for electrochemical conversion of methane, AP.EMU
18/04596-9 - Multi-user equipment approved in the grant 2017/11937-4: experimental system for termochemical conversion of methane, AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):21/01896-4 - Development of doped-TiO2/WO3 photocatalysts for methane conversion into value-added chemicals coupled with hydrogen evolution from water, BP.PD
21/08718-4 - Technical training for the development of solid oxide fuel cells for methane conversion, BP.TT
19/26955-3 - Synthesis of anion exchange membranes and ionomers for application in electrochemical conversion devices, BP.PD
+ associated scholarships 20/01841-2 - Development of metal-based catalysts from nanoparticles for forming methanol from methane in fuel cell systems, BP.TT
19/16555-8 - Sustainable route for methane conversion with advanced electrochemical technologies, BP.TT
19/08841-0 - Electrochemical conversion of CH4 to methanol mediated by CO2, BP.TT
18/09077-0 - UHTCs composites to obtain hydrogen from the redox cycle of cerium oxide coupled to the partial oxidation of methane, BP.IC - associated scholarships
FAPESP publication:https://media.fapesp.br/bv/uploads/pdfs/fapesp_uk_J5d1RSi_160_160.pdf

Abstract

As a part of the New Energies Research Center (NERC), a joint initiative from FAPESP and Shell, this Research Division 3 - Methane to Products (RD3) is built to grow as a world-class scientific center for research on advanced technologies for methane conversion to high-value products. In this context, RD3 addresses potentially disruptive technologies to tackle methane conversion beyond traditional catalytic or biological routes. The proposed division covers a broad range of topics that comprises a sustainable path for transforming methane to a feedstock using photo and electrochemical processes. The RD3 is based on the association of two leading institutions of São Paulo metropolitan area: Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas and Nucleares (IPEN) and Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). This two institutions ensure their strong commitment to the NERC by: i) the collaborative effort of a highly trained and experienced research team that will address cutting-edge topics on the methane conversion in the RD3; iii) allocating the existing infrastructure of participant laboratories, the institutional facilities, and technical staff to carry on the planned research; ii) effectively supporting administrative activities to unburden the scientific team; iii) keeping a strong link between research and education in both undergraduate and graduate levels, and iii) providing the personnel and organization for dissemination and intellectual property actions. The RD3 team recognizes the gigantic challenges proposed by the NERC for the development of scientific knowledge and technological advances for methane conversion. In that context, the research group of RD3 has teamed up with leading academics from other countries to extend the scientific capabilities. Therefore, RD3 is organized to deliver relevant results in a broad range of activities that includes world-class research, technology transfer, and education, to be an effective partner of the New Energies Research Center. (AU)

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Scientific publications (39)
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HAN, JINKYU; KABIR, AHSANUL; TINTI, VICTOR BURATTO; SANTUCCI, SIMONE; SONG, DA SOM; KIM, SO YOUNG; SONG, WOOSEOK; KIM, EUNYOUNG; BU, SANG DON; KERN, FRANK; DE FLORIO, DANIEL ZANETTI; ESPOSITO, VINCENZO. nhanced electromechanical properties in low-temperature gadolinium-doped ceria composites with low-dimensional carbon allotrope. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, v. 10, n. 8, p. 4024-4031, FEB 22 2022. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; FLORIO, DANIEL Z.; ANTOLINI, ERMETE; NETO, ALMIR O. artial Methane Oxidation in Fuel Cell-Type Reactors for Co-Generation of Energy and Chemicals: A Short Revie. ATALYST, v. 12, n. 2 FEB 2022. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LIMA, MARIANA; GODOI, CAMILA M.; SANTOS, MONIQUE C. L.; NANDENHA, JULIO; NETO, ALMIR O.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B. CO2 reduction on Cu/C used as a cathode in a polymeric electrolyte reactor - Fuel cell type. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, v. 47, n. 6, p. 4010-4017, JAN 19 2022. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIANCOLLI, ANA LAURA G.; BSOUL-HAJ, SAJA; DOUGLIN, JOHN C.; BARBOSA, ANDREY S.; DE SOUSA JR, ROGERIO R.; RODRIGUES JR, ORLANDO; LANFREDI, ALEXANDRE J. C.; DEKEL, DARIO R.; SANTIAGO, ELISABETE I. High-performance radiation grafted anion-exchange membranes for fuel cell applications: Effects of irradiation conditions on ETFE-based membranes properties. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, v. 641, JAN 1 2022. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; MAIA, VICTORIA A.; ZAMBIAZZI, PRISCILLA J.; OTUBO, LARISSA; LAZAR, DOLORES R. R.; NETO, ALMIR O. Facile, clean and rapid exfoliation of boron-nitride using a non-thermal plasma process. MATERIALS TODAY ADVANCES, v. 12, DEC 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PEREIRA FILHO, N. G.; SOUZA, R. F. B.; RAMOS, A. S.; ANTONIASSI, R. M.; NETO, A. OLIVEIRA; SPINACE, V, E. lectro-oxidation of ethanol in acid medium using carbon-supported PtRh nanoparticles with (100) preferential orientatio. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, v. 16, n. 12 DEC 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SILVA, L. M. G.; LEOCADIO, G. N.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; MIERZWA, J. C.; DUONG, A.; VENANCIO, E. C.; NETO, A. O. New approach by electrospray technique to prepare a gas diffusion layer for the proton exchange membrane fuel cell anode. MATERIALS TODAY ADVANCES, v. 12, DEC 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
THYSSEN, VIVIAN VAZQUEZ; VILELA, VANESSA BEZERRA; DE FLORIO, DANIEL ZANETTI; FERLAUTO, ANDRE SANTAROSA; FONSECA, FABIO CORAL. Direct Conversion of Methane to C-2 Hydrocarbons in Solid-State Membrane Reactors at High Temperatures. CHEMICAL REVIEWS, DEC 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
BIANCOLLI, ANA LAURA G.; BARBOSA, ANDREY S.; KODAMA, YASKO; DE SOUSA, JR., ROGERIO R.; LANFREDI, ALEXANDRE J. C.; FONSECA, FABIO C.; REY, JOSE FERNANDO Q.; SANTIAGO, ELISABETE I. Unveiling the influence of radiation-induced grafting methods on the properties of polyethylene-based anion-exchange membranes for alkaline fuel cells. Journal of Power Sources, v. 512, NOV 15 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PEREIRA FILHO, N. G.; SOUZA, R. F. B.; RAMOS, A. S.; ANTONIASSI, R. M.; OLIVEIRA NETO, A.; SPINACE, V, E. Electro-oxidation of ethanol in acid medium using carbon-supported PtRh nanoparticles with (100) preferential orientation. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, v. 16, n. 11 NOV 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PORFIRIO, T. C.; MUCCILLO, E. N. S.; MUCCILLO, R. Electric field-assisted synthesis/sintering cerium oxide: 5 wt.% gadolinium oxide. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, v. 41, n. 14, p. 7105-7110, NOV 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PALHARES, JOAO H. QUINTINO; BEILLIARD, YANN; ALIBART, FABIEN; BONTURIM, EVERTON; DE FLORIO, DANIEL Z.; FONSECA, FABIO C.; DROUIN, DOMINIQUE; FERLAUTO, ANDRE S. Oxygen vacancy engineering of TaO (x) -based resistive memories by Zr doping for improved variability and synaptic behavior. Nanotechnology, v. 32, n. 40 OCT 1 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MUCCILLO, REGINALDO; DE FLORIO, DANIEL ZANETTI; FONSECA, FABIO C.; CARVALHO, SABRINA G. M.; MUCCILLO, ELIANA N. S. lectric field-assisted sintering anode-supported single solid oxide fuel cel. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, v. 19, n. 2 SEP 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
YOVANOVICH, MARCOS; DA SILVA, ARACELI JARDIM; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; USSUI, VALTER; NETO, ALMIR OLIVEIRA; LAZAR, DOLORES R. R. Conversion of Methane to Methanol using WO3/TiO2 Porous Photocatalyst. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, v. 16, n. 7 JUL 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
JANUARIO, ELIANE RIBEIRO; SILVAINO, PATRICIA FERREIRA; MACHADO, ARTHUR PIGNATARO; VAZ, JORGE MOREIRA; SPINACE, ESTEVAM VITORIO. Methane Conversion Under Mild Conditions Using Semiconductors and Metal-Semiconductors as Heterogeneous Photocatalysts: State of the Art and Challenges. FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY, v. 9, JUN 30 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PANESI, A. R. Q.; SILVA, R. P.; CUNHA, E. F.; KORKISCHKO, I.; SANTIAGO, E. I. Three-dimensional CFD modeling of H-2/O-2 HT-PEMFC based on H3PO4-doped PBI membranes. IONICS, JUN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
TINTI, V. B.; MARANI, D.; KABIR, A.; HAUGEN, A. B.; ESPOSITO, V.; DE FLORIO, D. Z. Low-temperature synthesis of bismuth titanate by modified citrate amorphous method. CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL, v. 47, n. 9, p. 12130-12136, MAY 1 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DRESCH, MAURO ANDRE; MATOS, BRUNO RIBEIRO; MARTINS GODOI, DENIS RICARDO; LINARDI, MARCELO; FONSECA, FABIO CORAL; MERCEDES VILLULLAS, HEBE DE LAS; SANTIAGO, ELISABETE INACIO. Advancing direct ethanol fuel cell operation at intermediate temperature by combining Nafion-hybrid electrolyte and well-alloyed PtSn/C electrocatalyst. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, v. 46, n. 24, p. 13252-13264, APR 6 2021. Web of Science Citations: 1.
FONTES, E. H.; RAMOS, C. E. D.; OTTONI, C. A.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; ANTOLINI, E.; NETO, A. O. Glycerol dehydrogenation steps on Au/C surface in alkaline medium: An in-situ ATR-FTIR approach. RENEWABLE ENERGY, v. 167, p. 954-959, APR 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ANTONIASSI, RODOLFO M.; QUIROZ, JHON; BARBOSA, EDUARDO C. M.; PARREIRA, LUANNA S.; ISIDORO, ROBERTA A.; SPINACE, V, ESTEVAM; SILVA, JULIO C. M.; CAMARGO, PEDRO H. C. Improving the Electrocatalytic Activities and CO Tolerance of Pt NPs by Incorporating TiO2 Nanocubes onto Carbon Supports. CHEMCATCHEM, v. 13, n. 8 FEB 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GODOI, C. M.; SANTOS, M. C. L.; SILVA, A. J.; TAGOMORI, T. L.; RAMOS, A. S.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; NETO, A. OLIVEIRA. Methane conversion to higher value-added product and energy co-generation using anodes OF PdCu/C in a solid electrolyte reactor: alkaline fuel cell type monitored by differential mass spectroscopy. RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES, v. 47, n. 2, p. 743-757, FEB 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA SILVA, A. A. A.; STEIL, M. C.; TABUTI, F. N.; RABELO-NETO, R. C.; NORONHA, F. B.; MATTOS, V, L.; FONSECA, F. C. The role of the ceria dopant on Ni / doped-ceria anodic layer cermets for direct ethanol solid oxide fuel cell. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, v. 46, n. 4, SI, p. 4309-4328, JAN 14 2021. Web of Science Citations: 2.
NANDENHA, JULIO; RAMOS, CARLOS EDUARDO DOMINGUES; DA SILVA, SIRLANE G.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO FERNANDO BRAMBILLA; FONTES, ERIC HOSSEIN; OTTONI, CRISTIANE ANGELICA; NETO, ALMIR OLIVEIRA. Borohydride Reduction Method for PdIn/C Electrocatalysts Synthesis towards Glycerol Electrooxidation under Alkaline Condition. Electroanalysis, v. 33, n. 4 JAN 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GARCIA, LUIS M. S.; RAJAK, SANIL; CHAIR, KHAOULA; GODOY, CAMILA M.; SILVA, ARACELI JARDIM; GOMES, PAULO V. R.; SANCHES, EDGAR APARECIDO; RAMOS, ANDREZZA S.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; DUONG, ADAM; NETO, ALMIR O. Conversion of Methane into Methanol Using the [6,6 `-(2,2 `-Bipyridine-6,6 `-Diyl)bis(1,3,5-Triazine-2,4-Diamine)](Nitrato-O)Copper(II) Complex in a Solid Electrolyte Reactor Fuel Cell Type. ACS OMEGA, v. 5, n. 26, p. 16003-16009, JUL 7 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NANDENHA, J.; YAMASHITA, J. Y.; SOUZA, F. M.; FONTES, E. H.; BATISTA, B. L.; SANTOS, M. C.; LINARDI, M.; NETO, A. O. Methane activation on PdMn/C-ITO electrocatalysts using a reactor-type PEMFC. RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES, v. 46, n. 10 JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
RAMOS, ANDREZZA S.; SANTOS, MONIQUE CAROLINA L.; GODOI, CAMILA M.; OLIVEIRA NETO, ALMIR; FERNANDO B. DE SOUZA, RODRIGO. Obtaining C(2)and C(3)Products from Methane Using Pd/C as Anode in a Solid Fuel Cell-type Electrolyte Reactor. CHEMCATCHEM, v. 12, n. 18 JUL 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DA SILVA, JAQUELINE S.; CARVALHO, SABRINA G. M.; DA SILVA, RODRIGO P.; TAVARES, ANA C.; SCHADE, ULRICH; PUSKAR, LJILJANA; FONSECA, FABIO C.; MATOS, BRUNO R. SAXS signature of the lamellar ordering of ionic domains of perfluorinated sulfonic-acid ionomers by electric and magnetic field-assisted casting. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, v. 22, n. 24, p. 13764-13779, JUN 28 2020. Web of Science Citations: 3.
MATOS, B. R.; GOULART, C. A.; TOSCO, B.; DA SILVA, J. S.; ISIDORO, R. A.; SANTIAGO, I, E.; LINARDI, M.; SCHADE, U.; PUSKAR, L.; FONSECA, F. C.; TAVARES, A. C. Properties and DEFC tests of Nafion - Functionalized titanate nanotubes composite membranes prepared by melt-extrusion. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, v. 604, JUN 1 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CARVALHO, S. G. M.; MUCCILLO, E. N. S.; MARQUES, F. M. B.; MUCCILLO, R. Electric field-assisted sintering (gadolinia-doped ceria/alkali salts) composite membranes. MATERIALIA, v. 11, JUN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE CARMARGO, V. F.; FONTES, E. H.; NANDENHA, J.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; NETO, A. O. High activity of Pt-Rh supported on C-ITO for ethanol oxidation in alkaline medium. RESEARCH ON CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES, v. 46, n. 2, p. 1555-1570, FEB 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
TINTI, VICTOR B.; MARANI, DEBORA; FERLAUTO, ANDRE S.; FONSECA, FABIO C.; ESPOSITO, VINCENZO; DE FLORIO, DANIEL Z. Exsolution of Nickel Nanoparticles from Mixed-Valence Metal Oxides: A Quantitative Evaluation by Magnetic Measurements. PARTICLE & PARTICLE SYSTEMS CHARACTERIZATION, v. 37, n. 2 JAN 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CATARINE SANTOS LOPES ALENCAR; ANA RITA NOBORIKAWA PAIVA; JULIO CESAR MARTINS DA SILVA; JORGE MOREIRA VAZ; ESTEVAM VITORIO SPINACÉ. One-Step Synthesis of AuCu/TiO2 Catalysts for CO Preferential Oxidation. MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS, v. 23, n. 5, p. -, 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NANDENHA, J.; NAGAHAMA, I. H. F.; YAMASHITA, J. Y.; FONTES, E. H.; AYOUB, J. M. S.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B.; FONSECA, F. C.; NETO, A. O. Activation of Methane on PdZn/C Electrocatalysts in an Acidic Electrolyte at Low Temperatures. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, v. 14, n. 12, p. 10819-10834, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS, MONIQUE C. L.; NUNES, LIVIA C.; SILVA, LUIS M. G.; RAMOS, ANDREZZA S.; FONSECA, FABIO C.; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO F. B.; NETO, ALMIR O. Direct Alkaline Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell to Converting Methane into Methanol. CHEMISTRYSELECT, v. 4, n. 39, p. 11430-11434, OCT 24 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LOPES, THIAGO; BERUSKI, OTAVIO; MANTHANWAR, AMIT M.; KORKISCHKO, IVAN; PUGLIESI, REYNALDO; STANOJEV, MARCO ANTONIO; GARCIA ANDRADE, MARCOS LEANDRO; PISTIKOPOULOS, EFSTRATIOS N.; PEREZ, JOELMA; FONSECA, FABIO CORAL; MENEGHINI, JULIO ROMANO; KUCERNAK, ANTHONY R. Spatially resolved oxygen reaction, water, and temperature distribution: Experimental results as a function of flow field and implications for polymer electrolyte fuel cell operation. APPLIED ENERGY, v. 252, OCT 15 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
NANDENHA, J.; PIASENTIN, R. M.; SILVA, L. M. G.; FONTES, E. H.; NETO, A. O.; DE SOUZA, R. F. B. Partial oxidation of methane and generation of electricity using a PEMFC. IONICS, v. 25, n. 10, p. 5077-5082, OCT 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
MUCCILLO, R.; MUCCILLO, E. N. S. Improved densification and ionic conductivity in flash-sintered gamma-ray irradiated yttria-stabilized zirconia. SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, v. 170, p. 120-123, SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS QUEIROZ, CARLA MOREIRA; MACHADO, ARTHUR PIGNATARO; NOBORIKAWA PAIVA, ANA RITA; ANTONIASSI, RODOLFO MOLINA; VAZ, JORGE MOREIRA; SPINACE, ESTEVAM VITORIO. Active Pt/CeO2 catalysts prepared by an alcohol-reduction process for low-temperature CO-PROX reaction. MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, v. 8, n. 3 SEP 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ESPOSITO, VINCENZO; KABIR, AHSANUL; ROSA, MASSIMO; NONG, NGO VAN; RODRIGUES, THENNER S.; RODRIGUES, LAYS N.; MACHADO, MARINA F. S.; MORAES, LETICIA P. R.; MARANI, DEBORA; FONSECA, FABIO CORAL. Tuning diffusion paths in shaped ceria nanocrystals. CrystEngComm, v. 21, n. 27, p. 4025-4029, JUL 21 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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