A BIG SPARK FOR ENERGY RESEARCH

Dion Vlachos is the director of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation and the Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UD.

U.S. Department of Energy announces $12.8 million for UD-led center

Sep. 06, 2018

The University of Delaware has won a $12.8 million, four-year funding renewal from the U.S. Department of Energy for the continued operation of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI). The center involves scientists from academic institutions and national laboratories across the U.S. in developing catalytic technologies — the spurs that move chemical reactions along — for converting biomass, such as trees and grasses, into chemicals and fuels.

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CLEANER, GREENER U.S. MANUFACTURING

Graduate students (from left) Monte Baker-Fales and Pierre Desir, and postdoctoral researcher Sebastian Prodinger conduct RAPID biomass observations.

UD to help boost energy efficiency and modular manufacturing with RAPID grants

Aug. 21, 2018

The University of Delaware will continue to help drive a national push to double U.S. energy productivity by the year 2030 through research on four new projects funded by the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute. The awards, totaling $7,135,987, will grow to $15,885,987 with a contribution of $8,750,000 over five years from the State of Delaware.

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TRANSFORMING CARBON DIOXIDE

UD Professor Feng Jiao’s team constructed an electrolyser, pictured here, to conduct their novel two-step conversion process.

UD researchers develop novel two-step CO2 conversion technology

Aug. 20, 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Delaware’s Center for Catalytic Science and Technology (CCST) has discovered a novel two-step process to increase the efficiency of carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis, a chemical reaction driven by electrical currents that can aid in the production of valuable chemicals and fuels.

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