MPI Colloquia Series: Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits, RWTH Aachen

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MPI Colloquia Series: Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits, Heterogeneous Catalysis and electro-catalysis as elements of an efficient and flexible use of renewable carbon resources

  • Date: Sep 6, 2018
  • Time: 16:00 - 17:00
  • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits
  • Chair of Heterogeneous Catalysis & Chemical Technology, RWTH Aachen
  • Location: Max Planck Institute Magdeburg
  • Room: Big Seminar Room "Prigogine"
  • Contact: sek-pcp@mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de

The Max Planck Institute Magdeburg invites you to its series of colloquia. Top-class scientists, invited by the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, give a survey of their research work. Everybody who is interested, is invited to attend.

Heterogeneous Catalysis and electro-catalysis as elements of an efficient and flexible use of renewable carbon resources

Renewable carbon feedstocks such as biomass and CO2 present an important element of future circular economy. Especially biomass as highly functionalized feedstock provides manifold opportunities for the transformation into attractive platform chemicals. However, these resources require novel paradigms in process design. Fossil feedstocks are processed in stationary gas-phase processes at elevated temperature. On the contrary, biorefineries are based on processes in polar solvents at moderate conditions to selectively deoxygenate the polar, often thermally instable and high-boiling molecules. Considering “green electrons” provided by renewable energy technologies, also dynamic (electro)catalytic processes become attractive as key technology of a throughout circular economy. Herein, challenges of catalytic biomass valorization, CO2 activation as well as opportunities provided by dynamic electro-catalytic processes and synergies at the interface to biotechnology will be discussed.




 
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