Molybdenum Catalysts for C1-Carbon Valorisation

  • Deska, Jan (Principal investigator)

Project Details


Methanol and related small molecules - the so-called small liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC)- are currently discussed as promising energy storage materials en route to a modern post-fossil society. The development of smart methods for the activation of bio-derived LOHCs at ambient temperature represents therefore a crucial goal. The MOCCA project ("Molybdenum Catalysts for C1-Carbon Valorisation") will provide a novel system for the hydrogen production from aqueous methanol through an integrated, bimetallic catalyst ensemble featuring a carbon-based solid support. The MOCCA mobility action is thereby providing valuable training opportunities for young researchers in Finland and Germany to develop crucial competences in in ever more important field of science. MOCCA is going to enable the on-demand release of hydrogen gas under ambient conditions as an attractive new tool for e.g. mobile applications such as miniaturized fuel cell-driven devices.
Short titleMOCCA
Effective start/end date01/01/201931/01/2020

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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