Contact: Burt Davis, Associate Research Director
Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), UK
2540 Research Park Drive
Lexington, KY 40511
To conduct a program that interfaces the aspects of academic and industrial research that relates catalyst composition and operating parameters to catalyst productivity and selectivity.
The CAER Fischer-Tropsch funding for 1999 was obtained from U.S. DOE, industry and Kentucky. The amount in, rounded numbers, is divided as follows:
|To U. California, Berkeley||$300,000|
|Commonwealth of Kentucky||$500,000|
Within the CAER laboratory the funding for 1999 is (the number in parenthesis is a percentage):
|U.S. DOE||$1,000,000 (48%)|
Thus, the U.S. DOE funding is equally matched by the Kentucky and industrial fuding for proprietary work.
The industrial funding is distributed as shown below:
|United Catalyst Inc.||$50,000|
The proprietary work that is conducted for industry is specific to a particular application that falls within the range of process conditions of interest to the company. Much of the industrial work falls within the DOE/Kentucky funded portion of the CAER Fischer-Tropsch program.
In summary, the industrial participation in the CAER Fischer-Tropsch program demonstrates the need for the public portion of the research and the validity of the current research work plan.