SynCat@Beijing, the Synfuels China Laboratory for Fundamental Catalysis, is a joined project of Synfuels China Co. Ltd and Syngaschem BV. It is dedicated to the science and technology for clean fuels from coal based on molecular scale understanding. We believe, that such insights are the key to significant technological improvements.
At SynCat@Beijing, a young international team works with state-of-the-art equipment in surface science, material science and catalysis on Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis, the heart of Clean Coal-to-Liquids technology (CTL). Catalytic product work-up, CO2 chemistry, and sustainable hydrogen production are other major topics for improving the economics of CTL and its carbon footprint.
SynCat@Beijing also develops a high-profile education program on Surface science, Material Science, and Catalysis. In the framework of the SynCat Ac@demy it is accessible for students and scientists from all over China (and beyond). Such initiatives are needed to tackle the scientific, technological and societal challenges of the future.
And finally, supporting its scientists in becoming recognized leaders in their field is one of SynCat@Beijing’s core ambition. To this end, the Scientific Leadership training program of the Syncat Academy has been recently developed and implemented.