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The Laboratory’s research activities fall into the following areas:

  • Development of an eight reactor pilot scale system for evaluation of hydrocracking catalysts
  • Developments of new methods for FCC catalyst deactivation
  • New process reaction schemes (catalyst, reactor, operating conditions) for producing fuels from biomass derived feedstocks
  • Development of effective separation scheme for the extraction of useful chemicals from bio-oil
  • Construction and operation of a prototype multi-fuel processor including biofuels for hydrogen production
  • Development of advanced electrode materials for PEMFCs
  • New catalytic materials for reactions/processes related to hydrocarbons and biomass conversion, hydrogen production, catalytic abatement of NOx, and oxidative dehydrogenation of alkanes
  • Novel synthesis routes for the preparation of advanced catalytic materials