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The Institute for Integrated Catalysis at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory facilitates collaborative research and development in catalysts for a secure energy future.

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No Catalyst Is an Island

Once thought unimportant, a supporting film actually speeds or derails electricity production

(June 2015)

Quickly, reliably turning wind energy into fuel means looking beyond the catalyst to its foundation, according to a study from the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, headquartered at Pacific Northwest National Lab. The team discovered that the catalyst's support has as much of an impact as the catalyst structure itself because the technique used to place the support changes the mesoscale environment.

Johannes Lercher

Johannes Lercher Honored by Chemical Institute of Canada

(June 2015)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Institute for Integrated Catalysis Director Dr. Johannes Lercher was honored with the Robert B. Anderson Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada. As the recipient, Lercher will share his insights in a plenary lecture at the 24th Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Ottawa, Ontario, May 8-11, 2016.

Johannes Lercher

Johannes Lercher Delivers Hougen Lectureship

(June 2015)

Dr. Johannes Lercher, Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Institute for Integrated Catalysis, was chosen to give the Hougen Lectureship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He discussed the elementary steps of catalyzed transformations of biomass to fuels and strategies to tailor the chemical environment of catalyst's active sites to enhance reaction rates selectively.

Dr. Charles Peden accepting award

Chuck Peden Honored for Vehicle Emission Control Catalysis Research

(June 2015)

Congratulations to Dr. Charles (Chuck) Peden at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Vehicle Technologies Program. Peden is internationally recognized for his leadership in developing mechanisms of catalytic reactions that let internal combustion engines operate efficiently with reduced emissions. He is also well known for his work in establishing the leading non-industrial U.S. research organization for catalysis research and development.

Zeolites and nitrogen oxides

The Shorter Road to Having It All: Fuel Efficiency and Cleaner Exhausts

Five scientists review the state of research on two catalysts that can work in lean-burn engines

(June 2015)

For about 5 years, scientists have studied two extremely heat-stable, highly efficient catalysts for nitrogen oxide conversion in lean-burn engines. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University College London analyzed the state of the science and future research directions of these catalysts in an extensive review article published in Chemical Society Reviews.

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