GReen Advances for Catalysis and Energy (GRACE)
AMES will be a world leader in predictive catalysis and catalyst design for a cleaner environment and more energy-efficient process streams. A major emphasis is on the fundamental science needed for the development of catalysts for efficient conversion of biorenewable feedstocks.
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).