Future Fuels Institute recognized as Centre of Innovation

LCGC Europe eNews

LCGC Europe eNews-11-25-2011, Volume 0, Issue 0

Waters has welcomed the Future Fuels Institute at the Florida State University into its Centres of Innovation Programme, the first such Centre of Innovation in the field of energy research.

Waters has welcomed the Future Fuels Institute at the Florida State University into its Centres of Innovation Programme, the first such Centre of Innovation in the field of energy research. The institute pursues collaborative activities in fundamental science, enabling technologies and applied knowledge in the areas of fuels sciences and technology to promote education, outreach and training.

Director of the institute, Dr Chang Samuel Hsu, is pioneering research into the development of fuels from fossil and renewable energy sources to meet future global demands for energy. He is focusing on research into biofuels derived from natural and renewable source materials. These include solid biomass such as wood, sawdust, agricultural wastes and non-food crops converted into ethanol, biobutanols, gasoline, jet fuels and diesels. “Everyday life depends on ready sources of energy and fuels. Sustainability of energy supplies and harmful emission reduction for dealing with climate change are central themes. We established the Future Fuels Institute to address these pressing issues and needs,” he commented.

Dr Hsu has published three books, eight book chapters, 13 patents and over 120 other publications on topics such as the chemistry of diesel fuels, analytical advances for hydrocarbon research and practical advances in petroleum processing.

Tim Riley, PhD, Vice President of Strategic Innovation, Waters Division, and Programme Director of Waters Centres of Innovation programme, said, “Dr Hsu is one of the world’s most accomplished researchers in the field of petroleum research and his contributions to the field are well recognized. It gives us great pleasure to recognize the Future Fuels Institute and support its ongoing research.”

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