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GLAMOUR (GLycerol to Aviation and Marine prOducts with sUstainable Recycling) is a founded research project within H2020 (01.05.2020 - 30.04.23) to demonstrate the conversion of bio-waste, such as glycerol, into aviation fuel (kerosene) and marine diesel (MDO) by the combination of two technologies: 1. Generation of syngas with inherent   CO2 removal by gas phase reactions at the surface of solids and 2. Compact Fischer-Tropsch process with integrated 3D printed catalyst.

The overall target of the CE project GLAMOUR comprises the design, scale-up and the validation of the integrated conversion process. Focus of the project will be the combination of a high pressure authermal reformer / gasification unit applying the chemical looping process and a compact Fischer-Tropsch reactor with integrated structured catalyst.

2 universities, 3 large reserach centers and 5 industrial partners including SMEs belong to the project consortium of GLAMOUR, that is coordinated by the university of Manchester.

C&CS catalysts and chemical specialties GmbH is involved in several work packages, especially in the work packages syngas generation, fuel synthesis and demonstration plant. C&CS has access to the laboratories of the company Gesellschaft für Werkstoffprüfung mbH (GWP) (, where the appropriate development work is performed.

For more informations to the project GLAMOUR please click on the following link:


This link takes you to the latest project results


The European Energy Innovation Journal also offers interesting insights under this link:

Enclosed please find an invitation to the GLAMOUR industrial and replication workshop


The key objective of the EU project MEMBER is the scale-up and manufacturing of advanced materials (membranes and sorbents) and their demonstration at TRL6 in novel membrane based technologies that outperform current technology for pre- and post-combustion CO2 capture in power plants as well as H2 generation with integrated CO2 capture. Two different strategies will be followed and demonstrated at three different end users facilities to achieve CO2 separation:

  • A combination of Mixed Matrix Membranes (MMM) for pre- and post-combustion, 
  • A combination of metallic membranes and sorbents into an advanced Membrane Assisted Sorption Enhanced Reforming (MA-SER) process for pure H2 production with integrated CO2 capture.

In both cases, a significant decrease of the total cost of CO2 capture will be achieved. MEMBER targets CO2 capture technologies that separate >90% CO2 at a cost below 40€/ton for post combustion and below 30€/ton for pre-combustion and H2 production.

To achieve this objective, MEMBER has been built on the basis of the best materials and technologies developed in former FP7 projects, ASCENT, M4CO2 and FluidCELL. In particular, special attention will be paid to the manufacturing processes scale up of key materials and products such as Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), polymers, membranes and sorbents.

At the end of the project a robust demonstration of the new materials in real conditions (TRL 6) will be delivered by designing, building, operating and validating three prototype systems tested at industrial relevant conditions:

  • Prototype A targeted for pre-combustion in a gasification power plant using MMM at the facilities of CENER (BIO-CCS). 
  • Prototype B targeted for post-combustion in power plants using MMM at the facilities of GALP.
  • Prototype C targeted for pure hydrogen production with integrated CO2 capture using (MA-SER) at the facilities of IFE-HyNor.


For more informations, please use the following links:

- MEMBER-Projekt-web page

- Link for video MEMBER-präsentation

- Article in SPECIALITY CHEMICALS Magazine January-February edition: