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Johnson Matthey launches UK-China low carbon research consortium accelerating a green future in China

  • Date 3 Aug 2022

Johnson Matthey, (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, today launches a UK-China research consortium to help accelerate China’s low carbon goals. JM, in collaboration with Fudan University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xiamen University, and Oxford University will work together on scientific research focussed on how CO2 can be used in green bulk chemicals production.

One of the first projects, over the next four years, will look at formic acid, which has the potential to build a cleaner and healthier world by incorporating green hydrogen and above ground carbon into chemicals.

Each member of the consortium is a world leading catalysis and chemistry group with specialities: Fudan University provides NMR study of catalyst structures and reaction mechanisms, carbon-based energy conversion, and heterogeneous catalyst design and characterisation, Hong Kong Polytechnic University brings surface science and characterisation facilities, Xiamen University contributes catalysis competencies as it is one of the largest catalyst groups in China with a national lab, and the University of Oxford shares technical expertise in advanced functional materials and interfaces, heterogeneous catalysis, and energy and sustainable chemistry.

Dr. Mark Su, President – China at Johnson Matthey, says: “We know we can only accelerate progress through strategic partnerships. By working with world leading universities, collectively we will be able to acquire and leverage technological capabilities which can help to provide the low carbon solutions that help China achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.”

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