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Energy and Environment Directorate

Research Capabilities


Catalysis work in EED is focusing on key problems related to energy and energy conversion. Fuel cells have tremendous potential to provide efficient energy for a variety of applications. They are fueled primarily by hydrogen (polymer electrolyte membrane [PEM] fuel cells) or hydrogen and carbon monoxide (CO) (solid oxide fuel cells), and production of these fuels is of primary importance to our economy. Currently, we have programs aimed at hydrogen production and syngas production (H2 and CO) via reforming of methane and liquid hydrocarbon fuels. These fuels will continue to be the primary source of hydrogen through the near future until alternate sources are developed.

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Institute for Interfacial Catalysis

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas