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GReen Advances for Catalysis and Energy (GRACE)

Vision:

AMES will be a world leader in predictive catalysis design, enabling energy efficient synthesis of value-added chemicals from natural resources, such as methane and bio-renewable feedstock.

Biomass-derived chemicals and fuels are central to the US strategy for energy independence.  Our work will impact the DOE priority goal to “Develop biomass to hydrocarbon fuel conversion technologies at a $4/GGE cost by 2015 in support of 2017 target of $3/gallon for drop-ins such as renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet-fuel”  (DOE Strategic Plan 2012 addendum).