ChemCatBio is a U.S. Department of Energy national lab-led research and development consortium dedicated to identifying and overcoming catalysis challenges for the conversion of biomass and waste resources into fuels, chemicals, and materials.
By leveraging unique lab capabilities and public-private partnerships, we seek to accelerate the catalyst-process development cycle, resulting in rapid transition of research and development (R&D) discoveries and growth of the bioeconomy in the United States.
Learn more about our existing R&D projects and partnerships.
Join us for our next webinar on February 19! Catalyst lifetime has a significant impact on the economics of biomass conversion processes. Huamin Wang of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present (1) an overview of our current knowledge about the unique properties of biomass-derived intermediates that could cause catalyst deactivation issues and possible mitigation approaches, and (2) two to three examples of previous and current ChemCatBio work showing how we are addressing it in our R&D efforts. Get more information and register today.
ChemCatBio recently launched CatCost™, a free online catalyst cost estimation tool that incorporates innovative decision-making logic and industry-standard estimation methods into an intuitive, user-friendly tool. Try CatCost today and watch one of the tutorial videos to get started.
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Various mechanisms exist to leverage our unique capabilities and expertise through public-private partnerships. Contact us today to find out how.
ChemCatBio provides streamlined access to intellectual property. All participants of ChemCatBio have collectively negotiated CRADA and Intellectual Property (IP) Management Plan templates. These agreements allow industry to partner with the national labs and easily access IP that results from those engagements. Under the CRADA, IP ownership follows inventorship, with the industrial partner having a right to negotiate an exclusive license to IP developed with the ChemCatBio consortium.
Recent ChemCatBio research enables the conversion of light oxygenates into fuels and chemicals.
Single‐Step Conversion of Methyl Ethyl Ketone to Olefins over ZnxZryOz Catalysts in WaterRead More
Multi-Scale Simulation of Reaction, Transport and Deactivation in a SBA-16 Supported Catalyst for the Conversion of Ethanol to ButadieneRead More
Methanol to High-Octane Gasoline within a Market-Responsive Biorefinery Concept Enabled by CatalysisRead More