The transition to an energy-efficient chemical industry pleads urgently for the development of safe and renewable energy carriers and new low-energy methods for the production of chemicals. ARC CBBC is exploring the development of such energy carriers, as well as new methods of chemical conversion that make use of renewable energy sources.
ARC CBBC is contributing to a sustainable future by developing alternative methods to energy-intensive processes:
- Catalysis: Catalysis plays a crucial role in the development of new chemical processes. Our research aims to fully understand catalytic systems, both operando and in situ. We are investigating innovative and more efficient catalysts in order to ultimately develop new and sustainable chemical processes.
- Photochemistry: Light can be applied as an energy source to induce chemical transformation. We are currently focusing on making optimal use of light in a wide variety of reactions that are currently being applied for the production of bulk chemicals and bio-based coatings.
- Electrochemistry: The application of electrons to induce the conversion of chemicals into value-added products allows us to bypass energy-consuming processes such as heating.
- Energy carriers: The development of new catalytic technologies will facilitate the large-scale production of energy carriers such as green hydrogen. We are also extremely interested in the conversion of greenhouse emissions such as carbon dioxide and biomethane.