Additional Research Institute joins aireg membership: Leibniz Institute for research of catalysis

The aviation initiative for renewable energy in Germany (aireg e.V.) welcomes with Leibniz Institute of Catalysis e.V. (LIKAT) its first member out of Leibniz community.

LIKAT counts as one the europewide biggest publicly promoted and well respected research facilities in applied research of catalysis. It is located in Rostock and therefore our first member in federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Siegfried Knecht , CEO of aireg e.V. stated: “We are pleased to welcome Professor Beller and LIKAT , after having on board already researchcompanies from Helmholz- respectively Fraunhofer community, as a first member of Leibniz alliance in the field of our associated research companies. Together with designated experts of LIKAT in the field of catalysisresearch we can expand all essential preconditions in order to deliver a substantial part to the realization of a large- scale bio-refinery.

Prof. Beller mentioned: „For us, aireg membership is an important step towards an approach that capitalises on our expertise on molecular matters in a cross-disciplinary way, for new applications in the aviation sector. Our belief is that, in future, cost-competitive production of sustainable fuels is possible only by means of catalytic processes. Within this range of topics, highly-promising developments are in progress, at the intersection that connects basic research and industrial applications; we would like to contribute to implementation of these developments.”



Over 60 years of catalysis “know how” forms the basis of the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT). LIKAT is positioned at the interface where basic research meets applications. Supplementing the work of universities and of the Max Planck Society, the institute defines the point of emphasis in its assignments as being the basic-research environment close to specific applications, fostering industrial conversions that put the knowledge gained into practical use. In strategic terms, the aim is, firstly, to contribute in co-determining the path of development taken by relevant catalysis research for business areas with future growth prospects, and secondly it is to promote catalysis applications in these areas.