September 15, 2006

The Cain Department of Chemical Engineering has received an award for a project totaling roughly $2.9 million to study the synthesis of ethanol. The project, supported by the Department of Energy and cost-sharing partner Conoco-Phillips, will focus on catalysts to produce ethanol from coal-derived syngas. Project PI Jerry Spivey, Associate Professor and McLaurin Shivers Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Douglas Harrison, Emeritus Professor in Chemical Engineering, will team with Professor Jim Goodwin of Clemson University, Steve Overbury of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and engineers from Conoco-Phillips to develop catalysts for this process.

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