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Catalysis for Energy
  • Biomass conversion
  • CO2 conversion
  • Hydrogen production
  • Bio-derived compounds upgrading
  • Syngas & methane conversion
  • Catalytic technologies for fossil fuels
  • Catalysis for fuel cells

Heterogeneous catalysis operates a principal role in the global energy criterion, with practically all energy-related processes relying on a catalyst at a specific point. The application of heterogeneous catalysts will be of supreme importance to achieve the transition towards low carbon and sustainable societies.

Catalysis is a break-through science for prospective sustainable energy since it turnovers rather than stoichiometrically utilizing active materials, and it also lowers the activation energy for chemical reactions.

Catalysts are also significant in our goal of increasing the adoption of renewable energy sources. One such source is the change of plant biomass into carbon-neutral liquid fuels. The method uses the same technology as the traditional Fischer-Tropsch process, however, due impure chemical nature of plant matter, the catalysts used in this process need to be more repellent to catalytic poisoning, a process where undesired reactants react with the catalyst in such a way that it decreases its outcomes towards the aspired product.

The solar industry is also peering into using catalysts as a means of energy storage. Solar is very dependent on daylight and weather, thus one of the greatest challenges to the implementation of solar is the storage problem. Water splitting catalysts offers an exceptional potential solution to that problem. Applying just water, the excess voltage generated by solar can be applied to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, which can be then recombined at a later time in a fuel cell in order to deliver electricity. The Catalyst, in that situation, is critical in reducing the overpotential required to make the kinetics of the water-splitting reaction, thus decreasing translation losses in energy.

Committee Members
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Stanislaw Dzwigaj

Stanislaw Dzwigaj

Sorbonne University, France
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Thomas J Webster

Thomas J Webster

Interstellar Therapeutics, United States
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Alec Groysman

Alec Groysman

Technion (Israeli Institute of Technology), Israel
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Dai Yeun Jeong

Dai Yeun Jeong

Asia Climate Change Education Center, Korea, Republic of
CAT 2024 Speakers
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Sergey Suchkov

Sergey Suchkov

The Russian University of Medicine and The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Russian Federation
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Thomas J Colacot

Thomas J Colacot

MilliporeSigma, United States
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Marta Litter

Marta Litter

University of General San Martin, Argentina
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Osman Adiguzel

Osman Adiguzel

Firat University, Turkey
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Suresh C Ameta

Suresh C Ameta

Paher University, India
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2024 - Abul Kasem Fazlur Rahman

Abul Kasem Fazlur Rahman

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, United States

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