Developing enhanced methane abatement catalysts
Methane, the main component of natural gas, is a powerful greenhouse gas whose high-temperature combustion emits toxic nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide. In order for the combustion engines of natural gas-fuelled vehicles to emit fewer greenhouse gases, more efficient catalysts need to be developed. The EU-funded DynaCatMe project therefore aims to develop highly active and steam-tolerant methane abatement catalysts. To this end, it will synthesise nanomaterials by using mechanochemistry, a cheap, environmentally friendly and readily scalable emission-control catalysis method. The project’s results are expected to advance methane-activation technologies for industrial application.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologyenvironmental engineeringenergy and fuelsfossil energynatural gas
- natural scienceschemical sciencescatalysis
- engineering and technologynanotechnologynano-materials
- natural scienceschemical sciencesorganic chemistryaliphatic compounds
- natural sciencesphysical sciencesopticsspectroscopy