Singapore’s newest corporate laboratory to focus on sustainability and training

7 May 2024 | Muriel Cozier

Lab by ExxonMobil, NTU and A*STAR is the country’s first to be launched in partnership with a global energy company.

In a move to lower carbon emissions, improve resource efficiency and transition to improved sustainability, ExxonMobil, Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore), and the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) have collaborated to establish a corporate laboratory.

The ExxonMobil-NTU-A*STAR Corporate Laboratory will be home to researchers looking to develop lower emissions technologies in five areas. These include the conversion of biomass into fuels for aviation, maritime and chemical sectors; converting methane into low carbon hydrogen and solid carbon materials; and developing efficient carbon capture and carbonation technologies for industry by-products.

‘The partnership between NTU, ExxonMobil and A*STAR is an example of how close collaboration with academia, industry, and public agencies is crucial in developing innovative solutions to address real world challenges,’ said Professor Lam Khin Yong, vice president (industry) at NTU.

The S$60 million corporate laboratory, which is hosted at NTU’s Energy Research Institute, and A*STAR’s Institute of Sustainability for Chemicals, Energy and Environment, adds to the more than 20 corporate laboratories across Singapore. This is the first to be launched in partnership with a major energy company.

The five areas of research that will be carried out at the new laboratory will bring together more than 50 researchers, and the work is expected to generate patents and prototypes as well as training a talent pool of scientists in the growing field of the carbon circular economy.

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