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CatVIC Kick-off meeting at Roches-Roussillon Chemical Platform, France

​The CatVIC project kicked-off on January 23rd, 2020, in Roussillon, France. The project is a French-German initiative supported by the French and German ministries of Research, MESRI and BMBF, respectively.

Publié le 27 janvier 2020

The CatVIC project targets the development of a highly innovative Power-to-X system, based on green hydrogen production using high-temperature electrolysis technology, and on advanced catalytic options for the valorization of inevitable CO2 emissions from energy-intensive industries.

Consortium's members from both countries presented their work programme and discussed about the importance to take into account the minimization of the CO2 footprint of the overall Power-to-X system design, highlighting the challenges and advantages of different technologies integrating the overall system.


Discussions about how to implement renewables energies and fossil-free technologies to the European industry scenario in order to contribute with the European Green Deal were inspiring.

During the kick-off meeting, the consortium's members could visit the Roches-Roussillon Chemical Platform; Osiris-GIE gently organized the visit and showed the different chemical plants, operation units and facilities. Osiris gave a warm welcome to the consortium during the day meeting. 

CatVIC is a three years project devoted to scientific investigations and technological developments at laboratory scale (TRL 1-5). Techno-economic, socio-economic and environmental assessments will be performed in order to validate the feasibility and positive impact of the overall Power-to-X process with respect to multi-factorial considerations. The CatVIC project will be followed by the construction of a pilot plant (TRL 5-7) in a chemical industrial park (Roches-Roussillon Chemical Platform) in order to demonstrate the cost-effective and carbon-mitigating operation of the innovative Power-to-X unit and to answer the industrial park needs in terms of commodity chemicals.


CatVIC project is funded by ANR (ANR-19-ENER-0005) and BMBF (n° 03SF0581).



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