Sustainable platinum group metal free catalyst materials

  • Laasonen, Kari (Principal investigator)
  • Weckman, Timo (Project Member)
  • Mäkinen, Mario (Project Member)
  • Lappalainen, Heikki (Project Member)
  • Cilpa-Karhu, Geraldine (Project Member)

Project Details


In the SUPER project, new readily recyclable nanostructured catalysts comprising of abundant raw materials are developed and assessed. These materials have potential to replace critical platinum group metal based catalysts in several existing and emerging processes including synthesis used in biofuels, energy storage and hydrogenation reactions. Structure, catalytic activity and reaction mechanisms of these materials are carefully investigated and computational studies are used to understand fundamental reasons for the functionality of the materials. We strongly believe that we can design and optimize new materials combining our expertise in modelling, synthesis and reaction studies.
Short titleMinerva / Laasonen
Effective start/end date01/09/201531/12/2019