Syngas and methane chemistry
To understand and use the chemistry of syngas and methane catalysis from the atomic level up to the level of a reactor to develop new or improved conversion routes for the efficient and sustainable production of transportation fuels and targeted chemicals.
To target the design of heterogeneous catalysts and reactor systems for the conversion of lignine and (hemi-)cellulose to transportation fuels and base chemicals, including aromatics.
To develop high precision design and assembly approaches to construct nanostructured multicomponent systems and integrate them into practical devices for the efficient and stable production of hydrogen and hydrocarbon solar fuels.
What do we do?
Mastering the future to make our living more sustainable!
A multiscale science approach to the fields of catalysis science and technology offers new prospects to tackle one of the most important questions of this century; i.e., how can we make our energy carriers and materials in a more sustainable manner? In order to contribute to this ambition MCEC has defined three Scientific Challenges; each challenge focuses on the fundamental questions of the nanoscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic worlds of a catalytic process. Together they cover all the length scales of importance.
- Mastering catalytic events
- Mastering complex multiscale structures
- Mastering mass and heat flows
Six leading scientists combine their expertise in one interdisciplinary center
“Developing novel chemical processes is pivotal to enable the transition to a society that does not depend on fossil resources: MCEC enables bottom-up design of such processes by bringing together the disciplines of catalysis and process engineering.”