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
|13:00||Poster Session 1|
|13:45||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||FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg|
|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|
As of 1st January 2023 we have adjusted our fees. In addition to general price increases, we are thus also taking into account the increased costs for energy and services. Due to the price adjustment we can offer you our events in the usual high quality.
|Industry||360 €||375 €|
|Academia||260 €||275 €|
|Student2)||120 €||135 €|
1) Personal DECHEMA Members, 2) Proof of status requested
Mixed VAT: registration fee includes Business Package with 19% VAT., no VAT for scientific conferences according to § 4.22 UstG
The registration fee includes a conference ticket, a book of abstracts (PDF), a list of participants as well as food & beverages during all coffee and lunch breaks. The printed programme brochure will be handed out on-site.
The DECHEMA terms and conditions for conferences apply. Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
Registration is possible up to the beginning of the conference (subject to capacity in the lecture rooms). You will receive an email with a booking confirmation as well as hyperlinks to download your invoice and payment confirmation as PDF files.
Payment of participation fees is by credit card (Master-Card, Visa, Amex or Diners) or direct debit.
Cancellations will only be accepted in written form (i.e. by post or e-mail).
In case of no-show or cancellation of participation, the full participation fee must be paid. Details on cancellation deadlines and fees can be found in the conference terms and conditions.
The exhibition, integrated in the GeCatS Infoday, offers a unique opportunity to promote your technologies, products and services. Furthermore you can strengthen your network as you build up existing and generate new relationships.
Contact us for an individual offer!
Please hang up your poster at the beginning of the conference.
Please note: Registration fee cannot be waived for authors. Please use the online registration.
If you are unable to present your poster for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.
The official language of the conference is English.
As a major guideline it is proposed to make the poster intelligible in itself, even in the absence of the author. It is suggested to divide the content of each poster into introduction, results and conclusion, with a summary listing the pertinent results and conclusion.
Standard size for posters is 0.85 x 1.2 m (DIN A0 German Standard) vertically oriented.
To ensure that the text is still legible from a distance of 2-3 m, the main text should be written in font size 25-30 pt, marginal information can be slightly smaller with font size 20-25 pt. The title of a poster must be readable from a distance of approx. 5 m (100-200 pt). Subtitles and headings in the text can be written in 50 pt font.
60486 Frankfurt am Main/Germany
We recommend you the following hotels. Please book a room by yourself. When using the booking code you will get a special rate but please compare with daily rates offered at booking.com or other hotel booking websites.
Booking code: DECHEMA
Single room: 117 € (incl. Breakfast buffet and W-LAN)
HOTEL FRANKFURT MESSE managed by Meliá Hotels International
Booking code: DECHEMA or 1277415 (for online booking)
Single room: 89 € (incl. Breakfast and W-LAN)
Booking code: DECHEMA Events
Single room: 89 € + 15,90 € Breakfast
Are you planning to travel to Frankfurt by train? Use the joint offer from Deutsche Bahn (DB) and DECHEMA and travel to our conference at a reduced fare starting from 49,50 € (one way).
Further information at http://www.dechema.de/en/train.html.
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