MPI Colloquia Series: Prof. Dr. Regina Palkovits, RWTH Aachen
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: email@example.com
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
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.
are processed in stationary gas-phase processes at elevated temperature. On the
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.