Catalysis Science and Technology, 7 (17), pp. 3851-3862, 2017.
Due to depletion of fossil fuel reserves, there is an increasing interest in production technologies that offer an alternative. The synthesis of synthetic fuels from syngas (CO/H2 mixtures), also known as the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, is a complex process, which is conducted with e.g. Co-based catalysts. To obtain fundamental insights in these processes, new methods are being developed, which enable us to observe the catalyst ‘live’ (operando), under industrially relevant conditions, and ‘up close’ (at the best spatial resolution possible).