Division head: Dag Schanke, Statoil
Tor Grande, NTNU
VISTA's oil and gas processing programme works to strengthen basic research in areas of importance for conversion of fossil- and non-fossil feedstocks into fuels and petrochemicals. The prioritized areas are catalysis and reactor technology for upgrading of heavy oil, conversion of natural gas and thermo-chemical conversion of biomass.
The Oil and gas processing division activities currently comprise 4 ongoing projects. In addition, one project has been completed according to plan and one project has been terminated. The topics are ranging from advanced materials research to gas conversion and production of bio-fuels. Furthermore, the projects involve a variety of scientific disciplines and experimental techniques, such as solid state physics, catalysis, material synthesis and advanced analytical techniques.
The projects are generating high quality scientific results and are active in publication of papers and conference presentations.
For an overview of completed projects, please contact VISTA.