Energy Research Area: Catalyst development for converting methane and biomass to chemicals and fuels, materials and catalyst development for hydrogen storage applications.
Our interests are in developing more efficient, inexpensive and environmentally friendly methods of producing chemicals and fuels from a variety of feedstocks. We are exploring fundamental chemical reactions that could be used in the direct conversion of methane and higher alkanes to alcohols and other valuable chemicals. We are also developing methods for the conversion of renewable resources like carbohydrates and glycerol (a byproduct of biodiesel production) to higher value chemicals and fuels.
Record last updated on January 29th 2014 PDT.