Energy and environment are two of our critical societal challenges. Catalysts are essential for the modern society as they can resolve these critical challenges. These challenges are becoming the main concerns of the global vision of the societal challenges and world economy. Catalysis research became one of the most powerful tools to take on these challenges and the field of catalysis is undergoing an explosive development. Specially, nanocatalysis can help design catalysts with excellent activity, greater selectivity, and high stability, by tailoring their size, shape, and morphology. Nanocatalysis is no longer just a field of academic curiosity but an emerging field for industries to develop green and sustainable processes. However, next-generation catalysts (including -nano, -bio and photocatalysts) with very high turnover number, reaction rate and stability are needed to take this field to the next level.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is another serious environmental concern that need to be urgently tackled to avoid potentially dangerous climate change, which may not be reversible. Capture and conversion of (CO2) to fuel and fine chemicals is one of the best ways to tackle the challenges of environment and energy together. Although various types of efficient (CO2) transformations to useful chemicals have been discovered but efficiency of these processes are still limited in terms of catalytic efficiency and stability.Hence novel catalysts systems are needed which will improve the catalytic efficiency of these processes and also be sustainable.
The objective of this conference is to bring together scientists working in these area for deliberating on current and future prospect of catalysis for energy and environment. Conference will have keynote talks, invited talks, industry talks, and poster presentations. This will be the first conference in the series, and we plan to organize conferences/workshops on this theme regularly at various venues.
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