[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150103842]
Researchers Prof Catherine Stampfl; Dr Jun Huang; Prof Dr Michael Hunger
Brief description This joint computational-experimental project will address one significant global challenge of developing sustainable technologies for important chemical processes. New advanced nano-catalysts will be discovered via a rapid single-step process which will replace toxic and corrosive liquid acids, and low efficient solid acids, used in emerging biorefining and petrochemistry. Advanced spectroscopic studies, in synergy with state-of-the-art ab initio calculations will be used to explore nanostructure - performance relationship in depth. Such cutting-edge knowledge will have profound implications on designing innovative catalysts with tailored activity for sustainable production of biofuels and chemicals.
Funding Amount 334300
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects