Much of inGAPs resources are focused on developing and improving existing processes in close collaboration with industrial partners. However, we are also dedicating ourselves to new chemistry, with the aim of developing completely novel catalytic systems.
The innovation area "New Chemistry" aims to identify new catalysts, new processes and new chemical conversion routes for natural gas to products based on generic insight gained in the center. In addition, promising new (radical) ideas reported in the literature are evaluated. ”New Chemistry" can include new methods, new characterization techniques, new materials and synthesis routes, and radically new technology/new routes to products. The innovation area pursues ideas and concepts not natural for the other innovation areas to follow up. Members of the center are annually invited to submit project proposals to "New Chemistry".
So far, the innovation area has focused on new materials and catalyst, which includes catalytic MOFs (Metal Organic Frameworks), cobalt nano-particles for Fischer-Tropsch catalysts, and hydrothermal-electrothermal synthesis of porous systems.