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Division of Chemical Technology, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 2015

Postal Address: Kemisk Teknologi, Skolan för Kemivetenskap, KTH, SE-100 44 Stockholm
Visiting address: Teknikringen 42
Web page: https://www.kth.se/en/che/divisions/chemical-technology/

Contact person: PhD Rolando Zanzi, phone: +46 (0)8 790 8257.

The research at Chemical Technology is focussed on chemical conversion of energy and matter. The two main research themes are industrial & environmental catalysis and thermo-chemical conversion of biomass. An important cross-cutting research area is chemical processing of renewable feedstocks. We use the chemical engineering toolbox to tackle the grand challenges of today´s society, where energy and environment are two of our target areas.

Research connected to South Asia:

In the early 2000s the department was involved in a major project on ”Integrated BIO-FC Technology”, along with a number of Asian partner universities in China (Dalian Maritime University); Malaysia (University Science of Malaysia, School of Mechanical Engineering, Penang); and India (Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal; and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU)/Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Coimbatore). In November 2002 the project was given a Swedish Research Links (Asian–Swedish research partnership programme) grant on 600 000 SEK for three years (2003-05) by Sida and the Swedish Research Council. (An earlier collaborative project with TNAU was running in the 1990s, from 1991 to 1997.)
Rolando Zanzi (photo to the right ) was in charge of the project at the Swedish side. The project was completed in 2005. Other Swedish researcher involved in the project were Yohannes Kiros, and Bin Zhu.
In India the principal researchers involved were Anil Kumar Dubey at the Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Energy & Power Division, Bhopal; and A. Sampath Rajan at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Bioenergy, Coimbatore.

Project description:
The main objective of this Asian–Swedish Research Partnership Programme wass to encourage research co-operation between researchers in Asia and Sweden, and the aim is to contribute to mutual scientific and socio-economic development of the countries involved in the collaboration by supporting joint projects of scientific excellence.
The objective of the joint research is to increase the scientific and the technological potentials regarding the development of a new range of technologies which permit the use of the biomass, wood and agricultural residues for application in fuel cells.
An extensive Sino-Swedish research network on SOFC field was established, and workshops successfully organised. A 4th Sino-Swedish SOFC workshop was held in Harbin, China, 25–26 August 2005. Based on this network the researchers were keen on a similar research and education network with focus on South Asia.