Søren Kegnæs receives Distinguished Innovators Grant

mandag 07 aug 23


Søren Kegnæs
DTU Kemi
45 25 24 02

Novo Nordisk Foundation

Søren Kegnæs, Professor, Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark, is receiving a grant of DKK 5,941,493 to develop novel and stable heterogeneous catalysts for converting CO2 and methane from biogas into valuable syngas. Syngas is critical in the production of fuels and chemicals today and for the future energy and chemical portfolio. The project "Sustainable utilization of biogas using innovative catalysts" aims to achieve efficient and economic CO2 utilisation, which could significantly impact the environment and society.

"For the first time, the Distinguished Innovator programme has increased its focus from health to also include a focus on sustainability – and researchers working on the development of natural biopesticides, the discovery of microbes to mitigate climate challenges on crops, and catalysts for carbon dioxide and methane conversion, have been selected to receive grants.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Distinguished Innovator programme provides established Nordic entrepreneurial researchers with the long-term support they need to mature discoveries with commercial potential, while at the same time allowing them to continue their academic work.

This round, Samir EL Andaloussi, Samuel Emil Schmidt, Sotirios Kampranis, Guillermo Montoya, Ling Ding, Karin Lykke-Hartmann and Søren Kegnæs have been awarded a 3-year grant of up to DKK 6 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation."

- Novo Nordisk Foundation

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