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 2022 - Stanislaw Dzwigaj

Stanislaw Dzwigaj

Sorbonne University, France
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Anne M Gaffney

Anne M Gaffney

University of South Carolina, United States
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Jose C Conesa

Jose C Conesa

Institute of Catalysis and Petroleum Chemistry, Spain
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Dmitry Nikushchenko

Dmitry Nikushchenko

Saint-Petersburg State Marine Technical University, Russian Federation
CAT 2022 Speakers
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Abdulaziz Alturki

Abdulaziz Alturki

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Chau Ming So

Chau Ming So

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Frederick Nti

Frederick Nti

Deakin University, Australia
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Wenxue Han

Wenxue Han

China University of Petroleum, China
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Vahide Nuran Mutlu

Vahide Nuran Mutlu

SOCAR Turkey Research & Development and Innovation Inc., Turkey
Speaker at Catalysis, Chemical Engineering & Technology 2022 - Birce Pekmezci Karaman

Birce Pekmezci Karaman

Gazi University, Turkey

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