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Enabling Capabilities and Tools

ChemCatBio's enabling capabilities and tools expand research and development horizons. Explore ChemCatBio’s complete R&D portfolio.

The presentations below were reviewed by industry, academia, and federal agencies as part of the biannual BETO Peer Review process. ChemCatBio began participating in this review process in 2017, one year after the consortium was formed.

Active Projects

Catalyst Deactivation Mitigation for Biomass Conversion

Provide fundamental insight and actionable recommendations for extending catalyst lifetime in biomass catalytic conversion by a collective and collaborative effort within ChemCatBio.

2021 Catalyst Deactivation Mitigation for Biomass Conversion BETO Peer Review

2019 Catalyst Deactivation Mitigation for Biomass Conversion BETO Peer Review

Collaborators: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry

Develop and apply a fundamental science-based computational toolset that enables and accelerates discovery and optimization of cost-effective catalyst materials for bioenergy applications, translation of catalyst discoveries by ChemCatBio to higher technical readiness levels, and cost-effective scale-up of bioenergy catalytic conversion technologies relevant to industry.

2021 Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry BETO Peer Review

2019 Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry BETO Peer Review

2017 Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry BETO Peer Review

Collaborators: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and PNNL.

Advanced Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization

Provide fundamental insight leading to actionable recommendations for critical catalysis challenges by leveraging world-class synthesis and characterization capabilities across multiple U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories.

2021 Advanced Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization BETO Peer Review

2019 Advanced Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization BETO Peer Review

2017 Advanced Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization BETO Peer Review

Collaborators: NREL, ANL, and ORNL

ChemCatBio DataHub

The ChemCatBio Data Hub project uses data to accelerate catalyst research. Its current focus is on the development of the Catalyst Property Database (CPD), which was released to the public in 2020 and will open to community uploads in fall 2021. The CPD addresses the problem of previously computed catalyst data being difficult to find and use, often requiring slow and tedious searching.

2021 ChemCatBio DataHub BETO Peer Review

2019 ChemCatBio DataHub BETO Peer Review

Collaborators: NREL

Completed Projects

Catalyst Cost Model Development (CatCost)

Develop a modular and flexible tool for accurately estimating the cost of pre-commercial catalyst manufacture to be distributed to the public free-of-charge as a web-based interface together with a downloadable spreadsheet-based model.

2019 Catalyst Cost Model Development BETO Peer Review

2017 Catalyst Cost Model Development BETO Peer Review

Collaborators: NREL and PNNL