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The C4T project addresses the complex problem of carbon abatement in chemical technologies by focusing on four fundamental aspects.  C4T is comprised of the following four collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Programmes:

Individually the IRPs are formulated to push the boundaries of the state-of-the-art in low carbon chemical technology research by: using holistic approaches to reactor design to produce fewer undesirable by-products and maximise exergetic efficiency and selectivity of processes; developing high selectivity and high sensitivity electroanalytical techniques to fill gaps in the current understanding of electrolytic reactions; optimising and controling refinery process operations linked with dynamic energy to help develop a sustainable low-carbon engineering roadmap; undertakeing an integrated chemical-electrical system design to understand the impact of the electrical grid on stability, emissions and product quality in a chemical plant.

Each IRPs is lead by at least one Cambridge PI along with PI's each from Nanyang Technical University and the National University of Singapore.