Director: Bala Subramaniam, Ph.D.
The Center is a multidisciplinary research center and is designated as a University of Kansas Center of Excellence. The mission of CEBC is to develop and make available novel, leading-edge technologies that bring about sustainable transformations in the chemical industry. The uniqueness of CEBC is created by the interfaces between the chemistry and chemical engineering disciplines, between academe and industry, and by the accompanying CEBC infrastructure, all of which have been instrumental in attracting a powerful cadre of researchers.
The Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis is developing green technologies to help the chemical industry prevent waste and conserve the earth’s natural resources. The focus of the center's research involves five industrially important chemical processes:
- Hydroformylation of higher olefins
- Selective oxidations
- Acid catalysis for alkylation
- Catalytic biomass conversions
- Oxidative biocatalysis
- The University of Iowa
- Washington University (St. Louis)
- Prairie View A&M University