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The CatchBio Energy Cluster focuses on new routes to catalytically convert biomass sources to bio-fuel components.
The CatchBio Bulk Chemicals Cluster is structured around the concept of existing and future bio-refineries.
The Fine Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Cluster aims to develop fast and stable catalysts.
The socio-economic cluster focusses on life cycle analyses and improving the dialogue between science and society.
Challenge and approach
CatchBio has initiated an ambitious research program of 8 years in the field of catalytic biomass conversion. Its aim is to process the various components present in biomass (cellulose, hemi-cellulose, lignin, proteins and oils) in useful fuels, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Also the socio-economical and ethical aspects of the different generated technological options will be investigated. read more..