Green catalysis technology
Catalysts accelerate chemical reactions, allow reactions to be carried out under milder (and thus less energy-intensive) conditions, and enable higher selectivities and yields. High-performance catalysts thus ensure resource-saving processes, and form a central pillar of the future industrial use of renewable raw materials in the framework of green chemistry. In the first subproject of the lighthouse project ShaPID, novel catalysts for chemical, electrochemical and biotechnological processes are being developed for application in the ShaPID demonstrators. The reactions to be catalyzed range from targeted CO2-reduction through to formic acid, the synthesis of diazo compounds and butadiene, and the fermentative (whole-cell catalytic) production of polymer building blocks.