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Thrust 3

Modular & Distributed NBF Production & Delivery 

CASFER Thrust 3 researchers are developing catalytic strategies for the synthesis of NBFs using local nitrogen sources and renewable electricity via distributed, modular reactors.


Researchers are addressing gaps related to

  1. Selectively reduce N-based precursors in complex waste media to increase local NBF production circularity;

  2. Decrease N2-to-ammonia reactor start-up and shutdown times to match the operational availability of intermittent renewable energy;

  3. Develop safe and energy-efficient NBF storage and facile on-demand release methods.


Yuriy Román, PhD 

Thrust 3 Lead 

Dr. Román's research interests lie at the interface of heterogeneous catalysis and materials design.

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