e-CODUCT tackles the environmental challenge of reducing greenhouse gas and acid gases. Building on successful projects and an interdisciplinary approach, e-CODUCT applies to develop a working pilot plant for an electrothermal catalytic reactor powered by renewable energy sources to produce industrially valuable carbon monoxide (CO) and sulphur (S) from carbon dioxide (CO₂) and hydrogen sulphide (H₂S) and to further apply the process in fluid catalytic cracking, steam cracking and dehydrogenation.
Existing technologies have no solution to the challenge of CO₂ conversion, which lies in the composition of streams containing other acid gases (e.g. H₂S), and the economic and environmental inefficiency of reactors. The ultimate goal is to develop a breakthrough technology that enables the simultaneous reduction of CO₂ and H₂S for the production of marketable green end products in the form of fuels and useful chemicals (CO, S and CH₃OH).