3 Ways the Catalyst Property Database Can Accelerate Biofuels Research

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January 12, 2022

3 Ways the Catalyst Property Database Can Accelerate Biofuels Research

Catalyst Property Database

One Search Away—Scientists can use the CPD’s clean, modern interface to quickly search and filter information, such as catalyst composition and adsorbate structure, on a growing number of catalysts. Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Scientific breakthroughs are cultivated in strong research communities where data and insights can be readily shared, scrutinized, and cited. A new resource developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office is designed to drive similar innovations in catalysts. 

The Catalyst Property Database (CPD) is an online library of catalyst property data designed to make it faster and cheaper to identify the right catalyst formula for specific biofuel production processes. That way, scientists can focus their energy on what’s most important: developing the next generation of catalytic technologies needed to rapidly decarbonize the global economy.

The tool adds to a robust portfolio of capabilities offered by DOE’s Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium.

Discover three reasons why the CPD can help accelerate biofuels research.