The EU has awarded 4 million Euros to a new research project that will develop carbon materials to replace precious metals needed in catalysis. The research will help make the production of chemicals and commodities greener, while enabling the European process industry to keep its worldwide competitive edge.
The project is called FREECATS - Doped carbon nanostructures as metal-free catalysts. Nine European research institutions and technology enterprises are working on the project, coordinated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Professor Magnus Rønning from the Catalysis group at the university's Department of Chemical Engineering is leading the effort, which started on 1 April 2012 and will last for three years.
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