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The Bauhaus Programme

30 April 2010

Main Building

The CCI has been selected to be one of the founding academic centres in a new industrially-focused research programme. Provisionally named Bauhaus, the programme will explore new catalytic technologies for Johnson Matthey, the catalyst and speciality chemicals company. The CCI will be joined by the Birmingham Vehicle Technology Centre, and by research groups from the Cambridge Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Oxford Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Johnson Matthey has an outstanding track record in the development of technologies with a positive environmental impact. Dating back to the 1960s, when it introduced catalysts for controlling stack emissions from nitric acid plants, it has delivered a succession of aftertreatment solutions for mobile and stationary exhaust systems. It is currently at the forefront of research and development into low-temperature fuel cells, and has a wide portfolio of exploratory activities in the sustainable production of energy, fuel and chemicals. Each of the academic centres has collaborated with Johnson Matthey in the past, but this is the first time that all 4 centres will be working together.