Centers

C3Bio

Center for direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio)

Director(s):

Maureen McCann
 

Lead Institution:

Purdue University
 

Mission:

To integrate fundamental knowledge and enable technologies for catalytic conversion of engineered biomass to advanced biofuels and value-added products.
 

Research Topics:


catalysis (homogeneous), catalysis (heterogeneous), biofuels (including algae and biomass), bio-inspired, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (self-assembly), synthesis (scalable processing)
 

Materials Studied:


MATERIALS: metal, polymer, cellulose, biological (DNA, protein) 
 
NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS: 3D, nanocomposites
 

Experimental and Theoretical Methods:

X-ray diffraction and scattering, X-ray imaging, X-ray spectroscopy, electron microscopy, neutron diffraction and scattering, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT), quantum mechanics, classical mechanics
 

Map of institutions in EFRC

Partner Institutions:


  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Northeastern University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Tennessee

 



BES Staff Contact:

Robert Stack
 
Last modified: 5/7/2013 9:05:17 AM