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Chemical Looping Technology Research in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering that Promotes Clean Energy Continues to Receive National Attention

At a research-scale combustion unit at The Ohio State University, engineers are testing a clean coal technology that harnesses the energy of coal chemically, without burning it. Here, doctoral student Elena Chung (left) and master's student Samuel ayham (

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering's Clean Energy Chemical Looping Technology has continued to receive national attention, most recently in MIT Technology Review and Fox News.

Liang-Shih Fan, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of Ohio State’s Clean Coal Research Laboratory, pioneered the technology called Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL), which chemically harnesses coal’s energy and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before it can be released into the atmosphere.

Read more from Ohio State Research and Innovation Communications.