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NANOMOL Workshop at UA to achieve better catalysts biofuel producers with properties similar to petrol and diesel

One of the top 15 global scientists in the field of chemistry will attend the conference


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University of Alicante Laboratory of Molecular Nanotechnology (NANOMOL) celebrates the International Conference on New Materials for Clean Catalytic Processes, on Monday 27 April 2015, at UA Council & Administration Building Multimedia Room. This Conference is part of the dissemination activities carried out within the framework of the European Project ‘Waste bio-feedstocks hydro-Valorisation processes’ (WAVES), included in ERA-NET CAPITA, which aims to use biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuels. For this purpose, better catalysts are essential. The objective of the Conference is to find how to design better catalysts to make biofuels have the same properties as liquid fuels, ie petrol and diesel.

The Conference is honoured with the exceptional participation of Gabriele Centi, who is regarded as one of the top 15 scientists in the field of chemistry. Centi is director of the Laboratory of Catalysis for Sustainable Production and Energy (CASPE) at the University of Messina (Italy), member of the Executive Committee of National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM, Italy), coordinator of several European projects and hundreds scientific publications with over 11,000 citations. Another leading figure is Angelos Lappas, an internationally renowned researcher. He is currently the director of the Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI) of the Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) in Greece. Lappas has directed more than 75 research projects of the European Union and nationwide in the area of catalysis, refining processes, conversion of biomass and biofuel production. He has over 60 publications in scientific journals, over 100 articles in various symposia and conferences, a book and three book chapters, plus a patent.

With the aim to develop the European Project Waste bio-feedstocks hydro-Valorisation processes (WAVES) a consortium of eight universities and European companies has been created.

The Conference is aimed at professionals working in catalysis, and students with an interest in catalysis. Also, it is an opportunity to hear the perspective of leading researchers in the field, to analyse future challenges and opportunities for catalysis in more sustainable processes, where each participant can showcase their own research work in an informal setting; and meet professionals working in the same subject. Registration is free.



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