Catalysis Institute: Shaping a sustainable future

07 June 2024 | Video Production Team Ruairi Abrahams, Boikhutso Ntsoko and Nomfundo Xolo. Photo Je'nine May.

The Catalysis Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) transitioned its focus to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. By leveraging extensive expertise in fossil fuels, the Institute develops and adapts processes to minimise reliance on these fuels.

The Institute conducts cutting-edge research in catalyst development, from synthesis and modification to performance and stability testing. The Institute leads the way in sustainable chemical processes, driving advancements in the field both locally and globally.

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Climate change


The University of Cape Town is an internationally renowned hub for climate change research and training. Our work is a strategic response to urgent knowledge and capacity needs on the African continent – climate change impacts have severe implications for economic and social development, and Africa is particularly vulnerable. Greater expertise is needed to understand the challenges and to design, evaluate and sustain solutions. Engaged research can help society innovate and support effective climate policies and strategies.

This series of articles shows how UCT researchers are working with governments, civil society and the private sector to co-produce knowledge that is impactful, moving us towards a more resilient African society.


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