Duration: 2013 – 2015 (now Flex-Unit)
An installation for testing of environmentally friendly catalysts. This development leads to cleaner and more energy efficient production of chemicals and the plant will be used to quickly perform effective tests for multiple users. Through the use of other catalysts, the use of acids may be reduced as homogeneous catalysts. This can reduce all 130 TJ energy demand in the chemical supply chain in the Netherlands. With the installation innovations can be tested on an industrial scale, in such a way that they can also be rapidly applied in practice. In addition, the pilot plant is suitable for, for example, carrying out tests for chemical looping and process integration.