An AI approach for high efficiency production of organic chemicals.


ELOXYCHEM: Electrochemical oxidation of cyclic and biogenic substrates for high efficiency production of organic chemicals.

ELOXYCHEM aims to establish a commercially relevant electrochemical oxidation process as a strategic development to replace existing chemical conversion processes that are heavily reliant on imported materials such as nitric acid and imported fossil-fuels such as natural gas.


ELOXYCHEM objective is to promote a credible pathway for Europe’s twin transition (green and digital) by demonstrating:


  • A new transformational electrochemical conversion platform process at a pilot scale (multiple tonnes per annum) consisting of reactors and downstream separation to final products with marketable specification to reliably achieve TRL6.
  • Drop-in replacement technology for chemical conversion.


ELOXYCHEM aims also to optimise the process to demonstrate versatility of the process to multiple feedstocks ranging from current feedstocks and future bio-based and biogenic sources. Using AI strategies for optimization, the pilot plant is targeted to improve electrochemical performance, improve lifetime and reduce cost; prove viability of integrating with renewable energy sources considering intermittency and potential to offer demand-response flexibility; integrate process design, including materials, reactor/cell, and separation methods, from the process intensification and cost perspectives.


ELOXYCHEM brings together a world-leading consortium consisting of chemical/bulk material producers, manufacturers, and universities from across Europe to addresses the expected outcomes and achieve energy consumption savings of ~60% compared with existing processes. This way, ELOXYCHEM´s disruptive approach aims to help chemical industries transform their production process to reduce waste, use of harmful precursor chemicals, and become less energy intensive.

Our main tasks

  • Final product targets and energy requirements.
  • Reactor system response to RES fluctuations.
  • Method development for separation of starting materials and monocarboxylic acids.
  • Process flowsheet.
  • Design options for future production.
  • Techno-Economic Assessment.



Start date – finish date

01 / 2024 - 06 / 2028

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 101138376