On 4 December 2023, we welcome you back to Frankfurt for the GeCatS Infoday “Electrification of Catalytic Processes”.
Electricity from renewable sources like solar-, wind- or waterpower is an attractive source of energy. Combined with an optimum production technology, it holds the promise for the chemical industry to be an option for limiting greenhouse gas emissions associated to chemical production. This GeCatS Infoday aims to explore, through contributions by experts in academia and industry, what the current industrial needs are, and which developments still require research and development.
A range of technology options come into play and are currently discussed for the use of electricity in catalytic processes. Expert speakers will examine differing technology options like for example electrolysis, direct or indirect electrical heating and the use of plasma driven catalytic processes. In addition, an important element of debate and strategic relevance that will be covered are models to predict cost and availability scenarios of renewable electricity for the European market. The lecture program will be complemented by contributions on the topics of modelling, the state of the art of commercial catalyst technologies for electrolysis and new insights of structure-property relationships elucidated by cutting-edge operando analysis.
We invite participants to contribute to the poster session and present their recent academic research activities and industrial needs.
Join the working lunch and use the opportunity for networking, discussions with stakeholders, and elaborating collaboration possibilities.
Registration opens at 09:30
Welcome and Introduction
BASF Net Zero Accelerator; importance of electrification for our transformation
Dr. Marco Bosch, BASF SE, Germany
Electrified steam methane reforming for emissions-free syngas manufacturing
The electrification of chemical conversion processes by means of non-thermal plasma assisted catalysis
Prof. Dr. ir. Richard van de Sanden, Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems, The Netherlands
|Poster Session 1
|Poster Session 2
Electrocatalysts for the GW-Capacity Targets in PEM Electrolysis
Dr. Christian Gebauer, Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Evaluation of electrocatalyst activity, stability and selectivity – online coupling of analytical techniques to electrochemical flow cells
Prof. Dr. Karl Mayrhofer, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nürnberg für Erneuerbare Energien (IEK-11), Germany
Recent Upscaling Activities in PEM Water Electrolysis
Dr. Michel Suermann, Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Reaction and Transport Effects in Electrodes for Electrosynthesis
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Krewer, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany
The poster programme is available as online version (Subject to alterations):
|Dr. Maike Andresen
|DECHEMA e. V., Frankfurt am Main
|Prof. Dr. Bastian J. M. Etzold
|Dr. Katrin Friese
|BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
|Prof. Dr. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
|Dr. Frank Rosowski
|BASF at BasCat, UniCat - BASF JointLab, Berlin
|Prof. Dr. Stephan Andreas Schunk
|hte GmbH, Heidelberg
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