GReen Advances for Catalysis and Energy (GRACE)

Vision:

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).