Time & Location
04 Jun 2020, 09:00 – 05 Jun 2020, 16:00
About the Event
Catalysis plays a pivotal role in current chemical and energy production. More than 85% of all today’s chemical products are produced using catalytic processes.
Nowadays we are facing dramatic problems at a global level – climate change, resource depletion, pollution, erosion of our planet. The matter is very urgent – and solutions need to be found fast. Sustainability is without a doubt a key challenge, when it comes to catalysis development. Traditional raw materials have to be substituted with more sustainable resources, new cleaner and intensified processes have to be developed, and new production concepts should be implemented to double efficiency.
Companies are investing heavily into the research and new developments. The forum will provide a floor for discussions of where the companies are standing with sustainability measurement, how else catalysts can improve energy efficiency and reduce negative footprints. How are the catalytic developments perceived in terms of fossil-free future? How it will look like when there is no access to raw materials, and how it would affect the catalysts we use?