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Carbon Dioxide and Methane Conversion to Industrial Chemicals


Proposals of interest could seek to develop and commercialize processes for efficient carbon dioxide capture and its conversion to value-added industrial chemicals and products resulting in net carbon sequestration on a life cycle analysis basis. Proposals of interest could also include those with catalytic process technologies for the conversion of methane (from natural gas, landfills, wastewater treatment, etc.) to industrial chemicals; novel catalytic process technologies to directly convert captured carbon dioxide to methanol through non syngas routes, as well as novel catalytic technologies to convert methane directly to methanol and hydrocarbons and value-added chemicals (through non syngas routes). Proposed approaches could include novel biochemical/biotechnological routes to achieving the industrial scale conversion of carbondioxide and methane to useful commercial products leading to a net consumption of greenhouse gases.

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