An electrochemically produced oxidiser for modular, onsite generation of Hydrogen PERoxide - HYPER

Principal investigator:

Asst. Prof. Dr. Gregor Dolanc


1.1.2023 - 31.12.2026


HE, Research area: HORIZON-CL4-2022-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-15 New electrochemical conversion routes for the production of chemicals and materials in process industries (Processes4Planet Partnership) (RIA)


Hydrogen peroxide is an important raw material in the chemical, pulp and paper and textile industries, used primarily as an oxidant and bleaching agent. Currently, hydrogen peroxide is manufactured almost exclusively by the natural gas-based autooxidation/anthraquinone process, and it is shipped as a diluted solution to end-users. The state-of-the-art thus has a large CO2 footprint. The EU-funded HYPER project will seek to transform hydrogen peroxide production from this large-volume, energy-intensive chemical process to a more efficient, scalable and modular electrochemical process. HYPER’s innovation lies in the use of persulfate as a stable oxidisation intermediate, allowing both renewable electricity storage and on-site, on-demand hydrogen peroxide production.

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