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Reference Number EP/J013420/1
Title New Green Methanol Production
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Bio-Energy, Production of transport biofuels (incl. Production from wastes)) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor GJ Hutchings
No email address given
Chemistry
Cardiff University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2012
End Date 31 December 2012
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £193,290
Industrial Sectors Food and Drink
Region Wales
Programme Non Theme Specific
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor GJ Hutchings , Chemistry, Cardiff University (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Professor DW Knight , Chemistry, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr JK Bartley , Chemistry, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr S Taylor , Chemistry, Cardiff University (0.001%)
Dr NF Dummer , Chemistry, Cardiff University (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Mr M Haider , Cardiff University (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Johnson Matthey Technology Centre (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sasol Technology Research Laboratory (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dow Benelux B.V., The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , Fusion IP, plc (0.000%)
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Objectives
Abstract The aim is to exploit a recent discovery concerning a new catalytic route for methanol production based on using bio-renewable feedstocks as starting materials. This new process and associated catalysts has been protected by a patent filing. The key feature is that the process opens up a wholly new route for the manufacture of methanol which is a key commodity chemical. Funding is requested to complete patent exemplification and to ensure commercial exploitation can be achieved
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