The first CHIPP grant of the NWO-NCI Fund is awarded to Krijn de Jong, as main applicant of the research proposal ‘Structure-Stability Relationships for Supported Catalysts’. Co-applicants are Bert Weckhuysen, Nico Sommerdijk from Eindhoven University of Technology and Johan den Breejen from Shell Global Solutions International. With the CHIPP grant, the researchers will receive M€ 1,5 for their research on supported catalysts.
With this grant, the researchers will start their project to obtain a better understanding between the structure of catalysts and their lifespan. With these new insights, they aim to design more stable catalysts which will contribute to a more sustainable production of fuels.
Chemical Industrial Partnership Programme (CHIPP) is one of the Public Private Partnerships formats of the NCI Fund. The NCI Fund, ‘Fonds Nieuwe Chemische Innovaties’, is the contribution of NWO to the ‘Topsector Chemie’.
CHIPP grants are specifically for alliances of one company with two or more knowledge centres, in which the company, Shell in this project, will finances 50% of the grant.
More information about this awarded CHIPP grant:
Announcement NWO (Dutch).
Announcement TKI-NCI (Dutch).
Newsitem Faculty of Science (Dutch).