Traditionally, the chemical industry is associated with a carbon-based industry. Chemical products contain carbon in various forms, but, more significantly, the energy needed for the manufacturing processes is carbon-intensive, accounting for up to 30% of a product’s CO2 emissions. To achieve a CO2-neutral industry, several steps must be taken. Replacing coal- or oil-based electricity generation alone will not be sufficient. In addition, alternative production routes need to be established. Catalysis, which has become the technology of choice for many chemical reactions in the chemical industry, is expected to play a key role in developing solutions for this challenging task.
The GeCats Info Day will address several topics in the field of emerging catalytic technologies with the goal of achieving a CO2-neutral chemical industry. The lectures will first introduce a recent study by the German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie, VCI) about different scenarios. Further talks will highlight different approaches investigated by industry as well as academia. Tools for measuring eco-efficiency will be discussed as well. In a final panel discussion, identified hurdles will be discussed, including potential research contributions from academia.
|10:30||Welcome and Introduction
U. Kragl, Universität Rostock
|10:45||Roadmap 2050 – Greenhousegas neutral Chemical Industry in Germany
J. Rothermel, Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. – VCI, Frankfurt am Main
|11:30||Catalyzing our journey to net zero 2050
N. Bottke, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
|12:15||Closing circles to enable the industry transformation
L. Börger, Neste Germany GmbH, Düsseldorf
|14:00||Artificial Photosynthesis/The Rheticus-Projekt
T. Haas, Evonik Operations GmbH, Marl
|14:30||Syngas Catalysis in Carbon2Chem
M. Muhler, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Sustainability Assessment of industrial CO2 utilization
N. von der Aßen, RWTH Aachen
Sustainability Assessment of industrial CO2 utilization
Catalyzing our journey to net zero 2050
Closing circles to enable the industry transformation
Artificial Photosynthesis/The Rheticus
Syngas Catalysis in Carbon2Chem
Roadmap 2050 – Greenhousegas neutral Chemical Industry in Germany
|Industry1)||270 €||285 €|
|Academia1)||180 €||195 €|
|Students1)||95 €||110 €|
1) No VAT requested according to § 4.22 UStG, registration fee may include Business Package with VAT.
2) Personal DECHEMA-, VDI-GVC-members and EFC/EFCE passport holders; personal VAAM members
The DECHEMA terms and conditions for conferences apply. Please note that the following information are exerpts and supplements to the general terms and conditions.
Access to the DECHEMA House in Corona times
You will only get access to the DECHEMA building if you have a
For contact tracking, please register at DECHEMA via Luca app (www.luca-app.de). Please download the Luca app to your smartphone in advance or use the web app. As an exception, we can also enter the data manually.
Please allow sufficient time for the procedure when you arrive.
Registration is possible, subject to capacity in the lecture rooms, up to the beginning of the conference. Confirmation of registration will be sent immediately by email. The invoice, with payment confirmation, you will receive by post mail within two weeks.
Editorial deadline for the list of participants is 29 October.
The registration fees include conference ticket, book of abstracts, list of participants and the catering during the breaks.
Cancellations are only accepted in writing (i.e. by fax, surface mail or e-mail).
Please find details about cancellation dates and fees in the general terms and conditions. In case of no-show the conference fees won't be refunded and fees not yet paid still have to be paid.
|Werner Bonrath||DSM Nutritional Products, Kaiseraugst/CH|
|Katrin Friese||BASF SE, Ludwigshafen|
|Harald Gröger||Universität Bielefeld|
|Christina Jungfer||DECHEMA e.V., Frankfurt am Main|
|Udo Kragl||Universität Rostock|
|Jennifer Strunk||Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Rostock|
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Directions to DECHEMA: Please find a detailed description at www.dechema.de/location.
DECHEMA is located in a so called "Umweltzone" in the city of Frankfurt. If you intend to reach us by car, you need the corresponding green sticker on your car. More information available in German language at www.umweltzone.frankfurt.de.
Parking capacities at DECHEMA are very limited. Please use public parking lots along Theodor-Heuss-Allee: Congress-Center-Messe (CMF) or at the fair tower (Messeturm).
Going to DECHEMA by train? Use the joint offer from Deutsche Bahn (DB) and DECHEMA and travel to our events with reduced fares.
We are pleased to welcome you again at DECHEMA House. We would like to offer you a carefree and safe stay in our house. To this end, we have developed a hygiene concept that incorporates the current recommendations and directives of the State of Hesse.
The most important points of the hygiene concept in brief:
|Data Check-In with the Luca-App|
“3G plus”-rule applies (only vaccinated, PCR-tested or recovered persons are admitted)
Please keep at least 1.5 metres away from other people
|Please wear a mouth and nose cover except when you are at your seat
Please observe the etiquette for sneezing and coughing
|Please wash an disinfect your hands regularly and thoroughly|
No entrance with symptoms of sickness such as a temperature or a cough
Please no handshakes! Give a smile instead
You can download the detailed hygiene concept as PDF.
You can search for test centers in Frankfurt via the following link: https://www.corona-test-hessen.de
The acceptance of the hygiene concept is a prerequisite for entering the DECHEMA building. It will be brought to the attention of all visitors with the invitation or on site. We cannot agree to exceptions on site for reasons of infection control.
Your contact at DECHEMA will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.
We thank you for your support and stay healthy!
Further information from the authorities:
Citizens' hotline Land Hessen
For current questions regarding the coronavirus, the state of Hesse has set up a citizens' hotline, Tel.: 0800/555-4666, Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 20:00.
Information from the authorities
Decisions of the state government on Corona
Information for risk groups COVID-19 (RKI)
Current information of the Federal Ministry of Health on the corona virus