The membership of Eurokin currently comprises 12 industrial companies: Albemarle, Aramco Overseas, BP Chemicals, DSM, Eni, Evonik Industries, Institute Français du Petrôle Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), Johnson Matthey Catalysts, Lhoist, Linde A.G., SABIC, Shell International Chemicals B.V.; and 7 academic institutions: Delft University of Technology, Ghent University, the Catholic University of Louvain, IRCELyon, Politecnico di Milano, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim), and the Technical University of Munich. BP Chemicals joined the Eurokin consortium in 2004, Albemarle in 2006, Evonik Industries in 2009, Aramco Overseas and Lhoist in 2013, and SABIC in 2014. DSM rejoined the consortium in 2011.
Funding is provided by the industrial members (currently euro 12,500 per year), while the academic members provide support and guidance in the development and execution of the programme.
Initially, the programmes had a two-year horizon. After successful completion of Eurokin 1 and Eurokin 2 (1999/2002), the successors Eurokin-3 and Eurokin-4 are based on a rolling programme without fixed termination date to be updated each year. The programmes have already resulted in the above-mentioned deliverables. The programme for the coming two years will seek to build on those deliverables, including the development of tools to facilitate the application of these, and to extend the scope of work to cover new areas. A summary of the envisaged work is given below.
Companies having commercial activities in the field of chemical reaction kinetics and catalysis in the chemical, petrochemical, refinery and catalysis manufacturing sectors and related applications in those sectors may join the Eurokin consortium provided a number of additional requirements are fulfilled. Academic members will generally require the support of two of the industrial members before consideration.
New industrial members can apply at any time. Details on terms and conditions for new members can be obtained from:
Dr. Hugh Stitt (Chairman of the EUROKIN Steering Committee),
Johnson Matthey, PO Box 1, Billingham, TS23 1LB, United Kingdom,
Telephone: +44 1642 522704
Facsimile: +44 1642 522606