Joan Fallon | February 23, 2020
A team of Notre Dame engineering researchers has been awarded a grant from the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) to design, develop, and test a one-step, plasma-assisted catalytic process for direct conversion of natural gas to liquid chemicals.
DOE/NETL focuses on applied research for the clean production and use of domestic energy resources.
The U.S. relies heavily on domestic natural gas for residential, commercial and industrial energy use. Yet each year, billions of cubic feet of natural gas are wasted when gas is flared (burned off) at collection sites where pipelines are not available.
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