In the subsidy programme Investment Subsidy NWO Medium from the Division for the Chemical Sciences (CW) four applications have been honoured. A total of 1 million euros has been awarded. The projects cover an EPR machine for novel materials and catalytic processes, vibrational spectroscopy for molecular structures, equipment for gasoline production analyses and a new facility for unravelling molecular aggregation.
The programme for medium-sized investments within the Division for the Chemical Sciences covers subsidies for the acquisition of equipment costing between 110,000 and 900,000 euros. The nature of the equipment together with the quality of the research to be supported by it, plays a decisive role in the assessment of the applications. The approved projects are:
- Catalysts and materials scrutinised using EPR
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