Sustainability and Energy

To address grand challenges in sustainability and energy, CBE researchers have developed innovative technologies while probing the scientific foundations.  Current examples include renewable-energy technologies, chemical looping, polymer recovery, new high-temperature heat-transfer fluids, PFAS destruction, advanced batteries, green chemistry, manufacturing intensification, CO 2 capture and utilization, and emission control. These advances result from applying our expertise in reaction engineering, catalysis, advanced materials, electrochemistry, molecular engineering, analytical chemistry, and analytics, combining lab and pilot-scale experiments with advanced computer models of reactors and materials.