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About CEBC

Researchers at KU's Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis are developing cost-competitive chemical manufacturing processes that prevent waste and conserve natural resources. CEBC's internationally recognized faculty members offer a novel mix of expertise in developing catalytic processes.  Our industry-focused approach helps push research discoveries toward commercialization and provides unique training opportunities for students. See a welcome message from the Director.

colorful flasksCatalyzing discovery
Scientists and engineers at CEBC are creating new, waste-preventing catalysts and developing creative technologies to save energy, minimize hazards, and use alternative feedstocks.  Our target chemicals have multi-billion dollar global markets as synthetic fibers, plastics and fuels. 

 

globesIndustry focused, industry driven
We actively seek out—and partner with—chemical companies at CEBC. This industry-focused approach, uncommon in many university research programs, helps maximize the potential impact of our discoveries. 

 

colorful flasksWorld-class training
To inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, we offer a unique training experience at CEBC. Our team-based research projects, industry connections and skill-building workshops give students a competitive edge. 

 

globesCommunity connections
At CEBC, we reach out to the surrounding community to accomplish three goals: (1) expose high school teachers to cutting-edge research, (2) inspire children to pursue careers in science and engineering, and (3) educate society about green technologies for chemicals and fuels. 

 

sunflowersWorking for Kansas

To help the State of Kansas chart a course toward a thriving renewable chemicals industry, CEBC is developing novel technologies to convert grasses, crops and after-harvest leftovers into various chemical building blocks.  

 

10 yearsHistory of CEBC

CEBC celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. From its modest beginnings, the center has grown into a thriving center of innovation that now occupies more than 13,000 square feet of research labs and offices in west Lawrence, Kan.  

 


CEBC Calendar

November 7, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Brandon Emme, Cellulose Team Leader, ICM, Inc.
"From Moonshining to Molecules: How ICM is moving farms to biotech"
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., 1501 Wakarusa Drive, Building B seminar room
10:00 a.m. discussion with students

November 8, Wednesday - Mandatory Lab Safety Meeting
All researchers at 1501 Wakarusa Dr. must attend

9:00 a.m. in Building B seminar room

December 5, Tuesday - CEBC Industry Colloquium
Dr. John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
"Title TBA"

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Spahr Auditorium, 2 Eaton Hall, 1520 W. 15th Street

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