The VILLUM Center for the Science for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals

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THE VILLUM CENTER FOR THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABLE FUELS AND CHEMICALS

The research of the VILLUM Center focuses on solving two of the major challenges in order to meet the political objective of achieving a fossil-free society by 2050. The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources call for: 

  1. More efficient storage of renewable energy.
  2. Viable alternatives to chemicals, plastics and other materials which are currently produced by using oil and coal - as well as finding alternatives to fossil-based fuels for aircraft, for example, which cannot be electrified and thus exploit renewable energy.

Participants

The VILLUM Center brings together a group of the world’s leading scientists from DTU, Stanford UniversityUniversity of Copenhagen (KU) and University of Southern Denmark (SDU) — all of which have worked closely together over the past ten years to exploit the synergies between their various areas of expertise in theory and experimentation, respectively. The research centre is based at DTU and headed by Professor Ib Chorkendorff. 

The centre has been made possible by an anniversary grant of DKK 150 million from the VILLUM FONDEN to mark the VKR Group's 75-year anniversary.