March 2020 New PhD student Qiyan Wang has joint the group

  • November 29th. A first version of C1 Chem website is online. Our group is organizing an ICC18  Satellite Symposium on the C1 Chemistry and Catalysis in Lille.

  • November 20th-24th. Successful XAS operando experiments in the Alba synchrotron in Barcelona (Claess beamline)!

  • October 31th. Lecture "Synthesis of fuels from agro-industrial waste" given by Andrei Khodakov in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre is available on Youtube. Link

  • October 11th-12th. TAKE-OFF held its General Assembly. That was one intense but fruitful day of open discussions and exchanges between project partners. On October 12th, TAKE-OFF hosted its first Open Doors Day at its project partner RWE’s power plant in Niederaußem, Germany.  Watch a nice video about this event! Link

  • October 7th. PhD defense of Di HU "Photocatalytic Methane Conversion into Chemicals and Fuels Under Mild Conditions" After a very clear presentation, Di Hu has very well answered the detailed questions of the PhD reviewers and jury members, specialists in material science, physical chemistry, physics, nanosciences, catalysis, photocatalysis,  molecular chemistry, chemical engineering and theoretical chemistry. Congratulations!

  • September 23rd. Defense of Anoop CHAKKINGAL's PhD degree "Tailoring Fischer Tropsch Synthesis Product Selectivities: Insights from Microkinetic Modelling and Machine Learning". Joint PhD diploma of Centrale Lille Institute and University of Ghent.  The PhD thesis was performed in the frame of Psyche FWVL Interreg project. Excellent presentation and discussion with the jury members. Congratulations! 

  • September 11th. The program of the International Workshop “Solar Driven Chemistry and Photocatalysis” is available. Please download it here

  • September 10th, As part of the ANR SolarMethaChem project, we are pleased to announce the International Workshop “Solar Driven Chemistry and Photocatalysis”. The workshop will take place in the Chevreul Building, Campus Cité scientifique, Villeneuve d’Ascq  on October 6th 2022,  14:00-18:00.

  • September 10th. The public PhD thesis defense of Di Hu "Photocatalytic Methane Conversion into Chemicals and Fuels Under Mild Conditions" will take place on October 7th, 2022 at 09:30 in Amphie Poirier - Centralle lille, Cité Scientifique, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France.

  • September 10th, The public PhD thesis defense of Anoop CHAKKINGAL "Tailoring Fischer Tropsch Synthesis Product Selectivities: Insights from Microkinetic Modelling and Machine Learning" will take place on September 23rd, 2022 at 13:00 in Amphie Poirier - Centralle lille, Cité Scientifique, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France.

  • August 31st. How to make light olefins from renewable and fossil raw materials? Which reaction and which technology to choose? Read our review article "Light olefin synthesis from a diversity of renewable and fossil feedstocks: state-of the-art and outlook" in Chemical Society Reviews (Open Access). Link

  • July 18th. Dan's paper "Synthesis of Stack Plate Covalent Organic Framework Nanotubes using Self-Assembled Acid as a Soft Template" has been publsihed by Chemical Communications. Congratulations to all authors! Link

  • July 1. DEZECO, PulseCOMETH, and SolarMethaCell have been selected by ANR for funding. Congratulations to our partners ! This is the result of great teamwork! We look forward to exciting scientific research and collaborative work.

  • June 28.  Thank you for participating to our fourth and last PSYCHE workshop!  We are happy to announce that the recording of the workshop is finally available on Youtube. The recording will also be published shortly on the Psyche project website, together with the presentations of the speakers. 

  • Link recording Youtube; Link PSYCHE website

  • June 14. We are very honored to welcome Professor Michael TSAPATSIS from Johns Hopkins University as CNRS INC Ambassador. You are invited to participate in the hybrid workshop "ENGINEERING OF POROUS MATERIALS AND CATALYSTS" which will take place in the Chevreul building, Campus Cité Scientifique, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France on July 12, 2022, from 9h00 to 12h00. Please see attached the invitation.

  • June 02. Recording from the morning session of the E2C project stakeholder workshop on producing DME from CO2 and green hydrogen is available on Youtube. Click here

  • May 28th. Anoop's paper Multi-output machine learning models for kinetic data evaluation: A Fischer–Tropsch synthesis case study was published in Chemical Engineering Journal. Link. In this work, multi-output Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis data generated via mechanistic Single-Event MicroKinetic model is analyzed with different machine learning models  such as Lasso, K Nearest Neighbors, Support Vector Regression, and Artificial Neural Network regression. 

  • May 25th.  Dan's paper Surface modification of metallic catalysts for the design of selective processes was accepted by Catalysis Reviews. Link. We give an overview of recent progress in the area of modification of metal nanoparticles with non-metallic promoters and electronic, steric effects and new functionalities imposed by non-metallic promoters in metal catalysts.

  • May 17th. After one year, our TAKE-OFF consortium finally had the chance to organise on May 17th 2022 its first Executive Board Meeting in person in Delft (NL) to track the project's progress and celebrate the achievements accomplished by all project partners. Dank u wel TNO for hosting us in the Netherlands and for giving us the opportunity to visit your lab in Rijswijk specialised in electrochemistry and synthetic fuels. We all look forward to continuing to work together to scale our project’s scopes!

  • April 7th. Join us on 12 May 2022 in Petten, Netherlands, for a deep dive into the pilot scale demonstration of electrochemical production of hydrogen and conversion of CO2, followed by a tour of the SEDMES installation and state of the art Faraday Lab. "Demonstrating DME: A workshop on advancing Power-to-X conversions of CO2 into renewable fuel" Link

  • March 23rd. Our group and Laboratory for Chemical Technology in Ghent are pleased to announce the fourth PSYCHE workshop on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis which will be held on June 2 2022 in Lille and via Microsoft Teams. The agenda for the workshop is available in the attached invitation. Registration is open for all stakeholders from both industry and academia via the link provided in the invitation. Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.

  • March 17th. Workhop "Energy Transition" was held in Polytech'Lille. The programm of the workshop can be found here.  

  • February 12th, 2022 Alan's and Deizi's paper Efficient promoters and reaction paths in the CO2 hydrogenation to light olefins over zirconia supported iron catalysts is accepted by ACS Catalysis. Congratulations! Félicitations! Enhorabuena! Parabéns! Very fruitful collaboration! Read it on line: link

  • January 18th, 2022 Sara's paper Hybrid monometallic and bimetallic copper-palladium zeolite catalysts for direct synthesis of dimethyl ether from CO2 is accepted by New Journal of Chemistry. Congratulations! 

  • January 5th, 2022 Sara's paper Structure–performance correlations in the hybrid oxide-supported copper–zinc SAPO-34 catalysts for direct synthesis of dimethyl ether from CO2 is accepted by Journal of Materials Science. Congratulations! 

  • December 14th, 2021 PhD defense of Debora Strossi Pedrolo from Porto Alegre via visioconference. Title: Synthesis of Metal-Zeolite Composite Materials for Bifunctional Catalytic Reactions. Nice and mature scientific dicusssion with the jury members. Debora obtained a double PhD diploma of the University of Lille and Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) . Congratulations to Debora!

  • December 10th, Defense of Alan Barrios'PhD degree. Joint PhD diploma of Centrale Lille Institute and University of Ghent. Very clear presentation and interesting discussion with the examination committee. Congratulations! Watch the video of the PhD award!

  • November 17th. Our warmest congratulations to Dan Wu, who won "Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad". Let us wish him a successful academic career and many scientific findings and discoveries.

  • November 11th. How to recycle used plastics into chemicals? Read our article "A solution for recycling plastic waste into light olefins" in Actualité Chimique. link

  • October 8th, 2021. Artificial Intelligence in Catalysis! Anoop's paper "Machine Learning Based Interpretation of Microkinetic Data: A Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Case Study" is accepted by Reaction Chemistry & Engineering.  Congratulations and many thanks for the nice collaboration! Read it on line using the link.

  • September 30th, 2021. Our article "Toward the potential reuse of CO₂ emitted by factories to power aircrafts of the future" was published on The Conversation. Read it using this link

  • September 28th, 2021. Ana's paper "Iron and Copper Nanoparticles Inside and Outside Carbon Nanotubes: Nanoconfinement, Migration, Interaction and Catalytic Performance in Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis" is accepted by Journal of Catalysis. Congratulations for this nice work! Read it on-line.  Free for 50 days via Share Link:
    https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1dzav4-S8Y5mT

  • September 23rd, 2021 Qiyan Wang defended his PhD Thesis "Design of Solid Micellar Catalysts for Sustainable Chemistry". Congratulations!

  • September 13th, 2021. Mỹ Nghệ Trần joined our group. 

  • September 6th, 2021.  Early this morning, the TAKE-OFF consortium has launched its project's website dedicated to the TAKE-OFF technology, the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and the potential of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (#CCU) solutions to mitigate climate change.    Our website has primarily been designed to create a showcase of key information and updates on the project and make them available and accessible to different partners and stakeholders. The new website will give easy access to the project’s objectives, the consortium page, news, deliverables, as well as the upcoming events organised by the TAKE-OFF consortium and partner organisations.. The consortium, led by TNO, gathers partners from the entire technology chain including RWE, Mitsubishi Power Europe, CNRS - Centre national de la recherche scientifique, RWTH Aachen University, Syddansk Universitet - University of Southern Denmark, Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH, and FEV Europe GmbH. SkyNRG is involved to analyse the fuel quality and report on its suitability for usage in aircraft. CO2 Value Europe is in charge of the Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation activities of the project. Have a look at our new website at www.takeoff-project.eu.

  • September 1st, 2021. Massimo Corda joined our group.

  • August 28th, 2021. The paper of Debora "Design of ruthenium-zeolite nanocomposites for enhanced hydrocarbon synthesis from syngas" is published in Journal of Materials Science. Best congratulations! A full-text access to a view-only version is provided by Springer Nature by using the following SharedIt link

  • July 20th, 2021. Read "Turning CO2 into a resource: the case of methanol"  about research of our group in the CNRS info. link

  • July 20th, 2021. The paper of Bang, Deizi and Alan "Bismuth mobile promoter and cobalt-bismuth nanoparticles in carbon nanotube supported Fischer-Tropsch catalysts with enhanced stability" has been published in Journal of Catalysis. Congrats! Read it using this link

  • July 15th, 2021. Dan's paper "Surface molecular imprinting over supported metal catalysts for size-dependent selective hydrogenation reactions" is published by Nature Catalysis. Congratulations to all authors! linkClick here to read it for free. See also  Nature Blog: Surface Molecular Imprinting (SMI) for selective catalysis

  • June 26th, 2021, Paper "Highlights and challenges in the selective reduction of carbon dioxide to methanol" is accepted by Nature Reviews Chemistry. Congratulations to all authors!  link. See also  Nature Blog: How to make methanol from CO2 in the most efficient way?

  • April 29th, 2021. You are invited to join the stakeholder event "Bringing Power-to-X to Life:  Connecting technologies and sectors." Join us on 12 May 2021 at 13:30 CET for an in-depth look at the challenges and dilemmas that are faced when implementing Power-to-X in real life. Hear from both industrial and research perspectives, along with discussions of how open innovation centers and innovative modeling can contribute to accelerating innovation. Click here to view the full program and to register.

  • April 29th, 2021 Ana Palčić's collaborative paper with the groups of Valentin Valtchev and Evgeny Pidko "Embryonic zeolites for highly efficient synthesis of dimethyl ether from syngas" is accepted by  Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. A new promising catalytic application of embryonic zeolites with tunable acidity. Congratulations!  link

  • April 22nd, A third series of guest lectures is organized within the framework of the PSYCHE project. All our researchers are heartily invited and encouraged to attend these guest lectures, which will be given on May 27th.

  • Program:

  • -    10:00    Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (Mirella Virginie, ENSCL)
    -    11:00    Gasification (Juray De Wilde, UCL)
     
                                                                                             

  • Please register via the following to attend the guest lectures, an invitation for Microsoft Teams will be send to you afterwards. Registration link

  • April 14th, 2021. Melissa Rodrigues de la Rocha defended her PhD thesis "Preparation of Tubular Alumina-Based Membranes Incorporated with Coal Fly Ash and Application As Support to ZSM-5 Membranes". The thesis was performed in the University of Lille and in the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil) Congratulations!

  • April 12th, 2021. Dr Chunyang Dong joined our group.

  • April 9th 2021. Join  the stakeholder event "Electrons to Chemicals: From Lab to Industry: Climbing the TRL Ladder Through Flexible Pilots" on 21 April 2021 at 13:30 CET for an in-depth look at what it takes to bring sustainable process technologies through the various stages of piloting and demonstration, from both research and industrial perspectives. Registration and programme via this link.

  • April 5th, 2021. Anoop's paper "Unraveling the influence of catalyst properties on light olefin production via Fischer Tropsch synthesis: A descriptor space investigation using Single-Event MicroKinetics" is accepted by Chemical Engineering Journal. Congratulations! Enjoy 50 days free access link.

  • March 17th, 2021. Dan's paper "Lignin Compounds to Monoaromatics: Selective Cleavage of C‐O Bonds over Brominated Ruthenium Catalyst" is accepted by Angewandte Chemie Read using this link. Congratulations!

  • March 17th, 2021. You are invited to join the stakeholder event "Material Advances in CO2 Electrochemistry"
    Join us on 31 March 2021 at 13:30 CET for a deep dive into the latest advancements around materials for the electrochemical production of hydrogen and conversion of CO2.  Date and time: 31 March 2021, 13:30 – 17:00 CET Masterclasses: The Guiding Principles Behind Electrocatalysis, given by Tom Breugelmans, University of Antwerp Engineering Porous Materials for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, given by Antoni Forner Cuenca, Technical University of Eindhoven Next to the masterclasses, the project partners will give short pitches of the innovative work being carried out in the project. These will be followed by breakout sessions for in-depth discussions with the partners and other participants. Full Program is here

  • March 17th, 2021. Deizi's and Alan's paper "Active phases for high temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in the silica supported iron catalysts promoted with antimony and tin" is accepted by Applied Catalysis B: Environmental..Read using this link. Congratulations!

  • February 25th, 2021. Read  Press Release for the launching of the Take-Off project on WebLinkedin and Twitter..

  • February 23rd, 2021. Congratulations to Qiyan! His paper " Solid micellar Ru single-atom catalysts for the water-free hydrogenation of CO2 to formic acid" is published in Appl. Catal. B. link

  • February 2021. Dr Sergei Chernyak joined our group

  • February 7th, 2021. How to convert CO2 into fuels? Read our artcile in "The Conversation". More than 55 000 people already read it!.  link

  • February 2nd, 2021. See our work Liquid Bismuth and Enhanced Synthesis of Light Olefins From Syngas over Iron Catalysts in the ESRF Highlights 2020. .link 

  • January 22nd, 2021. Hu Di's review paper "Major routes in the photocatalytic methane conversion into chemicals and fuels under mild conditions" is accepted by Applied Catalysis B: Environmental.. Enjoy 50 days' free access to this article using this link.

  • January 2021. Dr Yong Zhou joined our group

  • January 4, 2021. Yanping's review paper "Carbon-based catalysts for Fischer–Tropsch synthesis" is accepted in Chemical Society Reviews. Read using this link. Congratulations!

  • December 17, 2020. Wu Dan defended his PhD Thesis "Synergy of Steric, Electronic, and Bifunctional Effects for the Design of Highly Selective Metal Catalysts Promoted by Non-metallic Elements". Congratulations!

  • December 11, 2020. Wu Dan's paper "Dual Metal–Acid Pd-Br Catalyst for Selective Hydrodeoxygenation of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) to 2,5-Dimethylfuran at Ambient Temperature" is accepted in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

  • December 10, 2020  Recycling and recovery of plastic waste: how does it work? We do it in the PSYCHE project.  Read about that in "The Conversation" link

  • November 30, 2020. Read our article in “L'instant recherche “ of the French Conference of the Presidents of University about “Green Hydrogen as a Fuel and Clean Energy Carrier for Heat Pump Systems link

  • October 28, 2020. Our paper "Mobility and versatility of the liquid bismuth promoter in the working iron catalysts for light olefin synthesis from syngas", B. Gu et al., Chem. Sci. 24, 6167-6182 (2020) was selected for ESRF Highlights 2020

  • September 30, 2020. Melissa's paper "Preparation of Alumina Based Tubular Asymmetric Membranes Incorporated with Coal Fly Ash by Centrifugal Casting" is accepted in Ceramics international. Congratulations!

  • September 18, 2020. Our collaborative project MULTIPROBE “Operando 3D Multiscale and Multi-technique Catalyst Probing" with the Institut de physique et de chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg et Soleil Synchrotron has been selected by the French Agency for Research (ANR)

  • August 17th, 2020. Video recording about our I-site project "Nanoconfinement" is now available. Watch it via this link

  • July 21st, 2020.The recording of the E2C Interreg Project Webinar""Catalysing Electrification" is now available on the project website here. In addition, the presentation slides can be viewed at this link

  • July 6th, 2020. Read about the scientific results of our group in  CNRS-INFO "De l’argent pour une valorisation plus douce du méthane" link

  • July 1st, 2020. The French Catalysis community is honored to have been selected to host the 18th International Congress in Catalysis (ICC18)  from 14 to 19 July 2024 in Lyon. Our best congratulations! In the frame of this important event, our group is responsible for organizing an ICC18  Satellite Symposium on the C1 Chemistry and Catalysis in Lille

  • June 30th, 2020. The works of our group are hightlighted in the journal of the French Chemical Society "Actualité Chimique " in Section: Research and Development link      

  • June 24th, 2020. Read an article in  "The conversation" about photochemical methane coupling at room temperature uncovered by our group "Le méthane et le soleil : mariage pour une chimie plus verte (Methane and the Sun: marriage for greener chemistry) " link

  • June 23rd, 2020. Listen and watch lectures given by leading scientists at the Psyche Interreg projet workshop 2:

  • Prof. Kevin Van Geem, UGent. The PSYCHE project.

  • Prof. Hans Kuipers, TU/e. Direct numerical simulation of mass, momentum and heat transport in fixed bed chemical reactors

  • Prof. Artur Pozarlik, UTwente.  Atomization and combustion of viscous fuels
    Prof. Juray De Wilde, UCL. 
    Vortex chamber technology: Flow regimes and applications
    Slides and video recording are availble here

  • June 2020. The paper of Alexandre Carvalho "Number and intrinsic activity of cobalt surface sites in platinum promoted zeolite catalysts for carbon monoxide hydrogenation" was highlighted by Professor Chris Williams  as a Catalysis Science & Technology Editor’s Choice. Its ia a part of the themed collection: 2020 Catalysis Science & Technology Hot Articles.   Please find the blog post showcasing our publication here

  • May 2020 The paper of Bang, Deizi and Alan "Mobility and Versatility of the Liquid Bismuth Promoter in the Working Iron Catalysts for Light Olefin Synthesis from Syngas" was published in Chemical Science. Congratulations !

  • May 2020 Contribution of our group to the Interreg 2 Seas project "Electrons to High Value Chemical Products (E2C)" was highlighted in the Newsletter of Polenergie Link 

  • May 2020 Feng Niu's paper "Alcohol amination over titania-supported ruthenium nanoparticles" in Catalysis Science and Technology. Congratulations !

  • May 2020 Feng Niu's paper "Multifaceted Role of Mobile Bismuth Promoter in Alcohol Amination over Cobalt Catalysts" in Green Chemistry. Congratulations !

  • April 2020 Xiang Yu's paper "Stoichiometric methane conversion to ethane using photochemical looping at ambient temperature" in Nature Energy. Congratulations !  See Nature Blog and  Phys.org

  • April 2020  Alan's paper Identification of efficient promoters and selectivity trends in high temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis over supported iron catalysts in App. Catal. B. Congratulations!

  • February 2020 PhD Qiyan Wang has joined our team as PhD student