Our activities


Syngaschem BV engages in fundamental research on the catalytic conversion of syngas into clean, synthetic fuels, and on syngas as intermediate in green electricity storage. Syngaschem BV is proud to have one of the leaders in Clean Coal-to-Liquids, Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd, as its major partner.

Since 2015, Syngaschem BV and Synfuels China Co., Ltd. operate a brand-new catalysis laboratory, called SynCat@Beijing. Equipped with state-of-the-art surface science and catalysis research tools, this place will provide an excellent breeding ground for scientific talent and synergetic collaboration. We have recruited a number of young research scientists with leadership potential, who are expected to play a leading role in the SynCat@Beijing laboratory.

Syngaschem BV also agreed with the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) to initiate an industrial public partnership rooted in a shared vision on chemically storing intermittent green energy. In January 2016, Syngasgchem BV has moved its Headquarter into the new DIFFER building on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology, and started to build up the SynCat@DIFFER lab.

Syngaschem BV invests in its researchers by offering high quality educational programs on fundamental catalysis, surface and material science, as well as a training program aimed at scientific leadership. In the future, the SynCat Ac@demy will host all our educational programs, in combination with a physical center and a virtual e-learning platform.

Prof. Yong-Wang Li, General Manager of Synfuels China (left) and Prof. Hans Niemantsverdriet, Director of Syngaschem (right) inspecting the SynCat@Beijing building site (November 2013)

Laboratories and surface science equipment at the new SynCat@Beijing building.


The SynCat@Beijing building is located in Beijing’s Huairou district, and been completed in early 2015. It hosts state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.

This laboratory is committed to take the lead in fundamental research on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, sustainable hydrogen production and clean coal-to-liquids technology.

Iron-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis forms the main focus of its research. Understanding the relations between catalyst composition on the atomic scale, and mechanism of the reaction, as well as activity, selectivity and stability of the catalysts are the primary near term goals of the research program at SynCat@Beijing.