The PHOTOSINT project aims to develop efficient catalytic materials for a new photo-electrochemical cell (PEC) that uses sunlight, wastewater, and CO2 to produce hydrogen or methanol. It combines a perovskite solar cell with a light concentrator for maximum energy efficiency. This project addresses challenges in integrating renewable energy into industries
In addition to providing professional services to public and private organizations, KNEIA actively participates in projects funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, collaborating as a beneficiary partner in the development of communication and/or technological valorisation activities.
Our organizational competencies allow us to engage in projects across a wide range of knowledge areas, providing significant methodological value in projects at different levels of Technology Readiness.
If you are interested in learning more details about any of our projects, please do not hesitate to contact us.
BIORADAR, funded by the Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking, aims to find ways to make industrial bio-based systems more circular. It focuses on using biological and technical methods to achieve this goal and aims to create frameworks and metrics that can assess carbon emissions and determine the potential for capturing and utilizing carbon.
HealthyW8 strives to promote healthier lifestyles, decrease the prevalence of obesity, and reduce healthcare costs by offering personalized interventions and enhancing health literacy. By incorporating innovative approaches like bio-marker assessment and gamification, HealthyW8 aims to go beyond current standards and provide innovative solutions for addressing the global health concern of obesity.
The FURIOUS project aims to create a new type of biopolymer called FDCA PXF, which is based on 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid. These biopolymers are designed to have specific chemical structures, processability, and recyclability, making them sustainable alternatives to traditional petroleum-based plastics in demanding applications such as automotive, packaging, and underwater sectors.
PATAFEST focuses on reducing the risk of introducing and spreading potato pests in Europe and decreasing the presence of soil-borne pathogens in potato post-harvest activities. The project aims to develop sustainable and systemic Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies as an alternative to pesticides.
The REWET project focuses on the sustainable restoration and conservation of terrestrial wetlands, including freshwater wetlands, peatlands, and floodplains. Through a network of seven Open Labs, the project aims to cover diverse local conditions, governance structures, and cultural settings across more than 2,400 hectares of wetland areas.
The Up-Skill explores the implications of Industry 5.0, studying the interaction between automation and human input in various industries. Comparative case studies will identify effective strategies for implementing automation while preserving the value of skilled and artisanal work.
The Photo2Fuel project aims to develop a groundbreaking technology that utilizes non-photosynthetic microorganisms and organic materials to convert CO2 into valuable fuels and chemicals using sunlight as the sole energy source. The technology employs a hybrid system of microorganisms and organic photosensitizers to produce acetic acid and methane.
The RHODaS project aims to enhance the efficiency of electric Integrated Motor Drive (IMD) powertrains for heavy-duty long-haul vehicles by incorporating novel semiconductor materials, optimal thermal management strategies, and innovative power converter topologies.
HIGFLY aims to develop the next generation of technologies for advanced bio jet fuel production by utilizing abundant and sustainable feedstocks, developing efficient reactor and separation technologies, creating new catalytic materials and sustainable solvents, evaluating the entire value chain for environmental and economic performance, and increasing the share of advanced biofuels in the EU jet fuel market.
HELIOS aims to revolutionize battery packs for electric vehicles used in urban electromobility services. The project focuses on developing and integrating innovative materials, designs, technologies, and processes to create a smart, modular, and scalable battery pack concept.
PRESERVE aims to promote the circular use of bio-based packaging by implementing innovative strategies. It focuses on improving the performance of primary food packaging through the application of bio-based barrier coatings on bioplastic and paper/board substrates, as well as utilizing eBeam irradiation and microfibrillar-reinforcement techniques
The CEM-WAVE project aims to revolutionize the production process of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) by introducing Microwave-assisted Chemical Vapour Infiltration technologies. This innovative approach will significantly reduce processing costs, making CMCs more sustainable for energy-intensive industries like steelmaking.
The ECOBULK project aims to promote the circular economy in the automotive, furniture, and building sectors by facilitating the re-use, upgrade, refurbishment, and recycling of composite products. By identifying and promoting commonalities in processes, technologies, products, and services, ECOBULK aims to create replicable and transferable circular economy models for other industries.
The ECOFUNCO project aims to utilize molecules extracted from readily available biomass sources, such as proteins, cutin, polysaccharides, polyphenols, carotenoids, and fatty acids, to develop new bio-based coatings for cellulosic and plastic substrates. These coatings will offer superior performance compared to existing products and provide sustainable end-of-life options.
The F-CUBED project aims to develop an advanced hydrothermal conversion process for a wide range of biogenic residues, resulting in intermediate bioenergy carriers (IEC) with fuel characteristics suitable for grid balancing. The project focuses on scaling up the core technology from lab to pilot scale and achieving significant advancements in the utilization of unused biogenic residues and wastes.
The ZEOCAT-3D project aims to develop advanced catalysts with a unique tetramodal pore size distribution and high metal active site dispersion. These catalysts will enable the conversion of methane from various sources into valuable chemicals through methane dehydroaromatization (MDA). The project addresses the challenges of low methane conversion, low selectivity, and catalyst deactivation by utilizing hierarchical zeolite structures synthesized by 3D-printing and doped molybdenum nano-oxides.