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Research project

Formation of synthetic fuel: new insights!

What are the molecular aspects of the production of synthetic fuel from coal and vapor?

Funding
NWO Veni 2011 NWO Veni 2011

Synthetic fuel can be produced from coal and vapor by a catalytic chemical reaction. The researchers will study the molecular aspects of this reaction. A recent discovery points towards the formation of grapheme - material of the 2010 Nobel price - during the reaction that opens up a new insight into this important process.