CO2-based Electrosynthesis of ethylene oXIDE

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Project Description

CO2EXIDE aims to convert bio-based carbon dioxide into industrially relevant chemicals using an electrochemical process. This process can use excess energy and can be applied in decentralized locations. The reactions are energy and resource efficient and reduce GHG emissions. The technology could replace the fossil-based production of ethylene oxide and reduce the consumption of fossil resources. CO2EXIDE is a modular and efficient technology that uses renewable energy and water, with the goal of producing ethylene oxide as platform chemical for industrial mass products. Life cycle and technoeconomic assessment was applied by the Energieinstitut to quantify the potential and impact of all steps.

Project Consortium

  1. IGB – Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology
  2. Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz
  3. Siemens Energy
  4. SG – Schaeffler Technologies
  5. AXIOM – Axiom angewandte Prozesstechnik
  6. SOTON – University of Southampton, department Engineering and the Environment
  7. AGH – University of Science and Technology Krákow
  8. BME – Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  9. ISSP – Institute of Solid State Physics of the University of Latvia
  10. EPC gGmbH – EPC project corporation for Climate. Sustainability. Communications.

Project duration

01.01.2018 - 30.06.2021

Funding provider


Funding program

Horizon 2020 SPIRE
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No 768789.


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