Competence Centre for Catalysis
Research Project , 2006 – 2009

Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK, is a four-year research program, which is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, Chalmers University of Technology and the member companies: AB Volvo, Scania CV AB, Volvo Car Corporation AB, GM Powertrain Sweden AB, The Swedish Space Agency and Haldor Topsøe A/S. At Chalmers the Chemical Physics group, the Chemical Reaction Engineering group and the Applied Surface Chemistry group take part in the Centre. The vision is to create a better environment with catalytic techniques. The goal with the program is that KCK should be an interdisciplinary and internationally established research centre within the areas of catalysis for emission control and energy related catalysis. KCK shall have a high production of scientific papers and be an effective and attractive partner who initiates and performs projects together with the industry and other academic groups. Further KCK shall, within its defined field of activities, perform research within the whole spectra from fundamental research to commissioned research for the industry and for the public sector. One important task for the centre is to educate researchers who are attractive for the industry as well as for academia. KCK shall also in other ways contribute to transfer of knowledge between the university and the industry. The research in KCK is organised in three main programs. In the first program methods for reduction of nitrogen oxides in excess oxygen are developed. This is essential to improve the fuel economy for petrol-fuelled vehicles and to clean exhausts from diesel-fuelled vehicles. In the second program oxidation of e.g. hydrocarbons and particulate matter is studied. The third program aim towards catalytic techniques for sustainable energy systems. Except for the projects financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, KCK runs a number of projects with finical support from EU, the Swedish Research Council and other governmental institutions or from the industry. The broad financing broadens and deepens the activities of the centre.

Participants

Magnus Skoglundh (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Bengt Andersson

Professor vid Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Per-Anders Carlsson

Docent vid Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Derek Creaser

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Henrik Grönbeck

Professor vid Chalmers, Physics

Hanna Härelind

Biträdande professor vid Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Anders Hellman

Docent vid Chalmers, Physics

Krister Holmberg

Professor vid Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Bengt Herbert Kasemo

Professor emeritus vid Chalmers, Physics, Chemical Physics

Louise Olsson

Professor vid Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Collaborations

ECAPS AB

Solna, Sweden

General Motors Powertrain Sweden AB

Trollhättan, Sweden

Haldor Topsoe

Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Perstorp AB

Malmö, Sweden

Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Group

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Haldor Topsoe

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

Volvo Group

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

Chalmers

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

ECAPS AB

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

Perstorp AB

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

Scania CV AB

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

General Motors Powertrain Sweden AB

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

Volvo Cars

Funding Chalmers participation during 2006–2009

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Areas of Advance

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

Roots

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Driving Forces

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2018-05-28