Hydrogen & Carbon

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C2CAT develops and synthesises catalysts for LOHC applications.
LOHCs, Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers, are used as media for chemical storage of hydrogen. Since hydrogen is the lightest element in the universe, physical storage of hydrogen involves high pressures or cryogenic temperatures which are costly and have safety concerns. Therefore, chemical hydrogen storage on liquid media are very advantageous. This minimises the need for infrastructure change.

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This molecule is a “Hydrogen fuel”! It will just need to be transported – in a simple oil canister – to where hydrogen is needed and to release hydrogen, this time via a catalytic dehydrogenation reaction. At C2CAT, we have deep expertise in developing and synthesizing selective and active catalysts that can store and release hydrogen via catalytic hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions.

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At C2CAT we develop catalysts and nano-structures for carbon dioxide capture and its catalytic conversion into green chemicals. Carbon dioxide is a huge industrial waste and is regarded as “environment hazard”. It can be captured directly from air or from industrial effluents and transformed into valuable chemicals. This way we produce chemicals and reagents via green and sustainable chemical routes. C2CAT’s catalysts are application-specific and selective to the desired end-product.