Critical Raw Materials Reduction in Catalysis

Academia meets industry, research results and future developments
11-12 April 2019 | (INL) – Braga, PT

TARGET AUDIENCE

Professionals and (Senior) Researchers

ABSTRACT

Critical Raw Materials (CRMs), in particular Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) are key components in heterogeneous and electrochemical catalysis and are currently used in a variety of industrial applications, including chemical synthesis and energy conversion as well as in automotive emissions control systems. With ever-more stringent environmental regulations in place, industrial providers should balance the need for better catalyst performance and function, with a reduction in the amount of PGMs used.

The PARTIAL-PGMs and CritCat projects, funded by the European Commission, are examining how new nanomaterials can be used to substitute effectively CRMs – specifically PGMs – in current applications. The projects bring together rational catalyst design including synthesis, characterization and realistic performance evaluation of the novel materials. The projects also deliver multi-scale modelling and large-scale computational simulations, with a strong emphasis on industrially-relevant chemical reactions and emerging technologies, in which PGMs play a pivotal role.

PARTIAL-PGMs and CritCat Consortia will meet academic, industrial and policy makers representatives, to discuss research results and future developments for the reduction of Critical Raw Materials use in Catalysis. The workshop will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research results, discuss and network, establish new collaborations and ultimately define recommendations for the future funded research in the field.

VENUE

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Av. Mestre José Veiga, Braga 4715-330,

Portugal

ORGANIZERS

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UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF

AGENDA | DAY 1

Critical Raw Materials Reduction in Catalysis – 11 April 2019

9:30 – 10:00 | Registrations and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome address

Prof. Lars Montelius, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

10:10 – 10:20 | CRM reduction in Catalysis – a priority for Europe

Daniel Cios, European Commission

To be confirmed, European Cluster on Catalysis

10:20 – 10:35 | CritCat – EU investment in the Rational design of future catalyst materials

Jaakko Akola, CritCat Project Coordinator – Tampere University

10:35 – 10:50 | Substituting PGMs and rare earth materials for the development of 𝟐nd generation GPFs – PARTIAL-PGMs story

  • Massimo Rinaldi, PARTIAL-PGMs Project Coordinator – Warrant Hub SpA
  • Fotios Katsaros, PARTIAL-PGMs Scientific Coordinator – NCSR Demokritos

10:50 – 11:50 | Rational Design and Modelling technologies for Industry

  • Adam Foster, Aalto University
  • Paolo Canu, University of Padova | K-INN Tech
  • Kari Laasonen, Aalto University

11:50 – 12:10 | Coffee break – Networking

12:10 – 13:00 | Rational Design and Modelling technologies for Industry (cont.)

  • David Gao, Nanolayers
  • Nikos Papayannakos, National Technical University of Athens
  • Jesper Friis, SINTEF

13:00 – 14:00 | Networking lunch

14:00 – 15:00 | Rational Design and Modelling technologies for Industry (cont.)

  • Alexandra Simperler, Goldbeck Consulting
  • Petr Koci, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
  • Jaakko Akola, Tampere University

15:00 – 15:40 | Panel Discussion/Round Table | CHAIR: Paolo Canu, University of Padova | K-INN Tech

  • The challenge of Models Linking methodologies
  • Rational design and Modelling meeting industry demands – Translators services

Round table participants:

  • David Gao, Nanolayers
  • Alexandra Simperler, Goldbeck Consulting
  • Jesper Friis, SINTEF
  • Petr Koci, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague

15:40 – 16:00 | Coffee break/networking

16:00 – 18:00 | Materials Synthesis Upscaling for Industrial Use

  • Simone Vinati, ParteQ
  • Pegie Cool, University of Antwerp
  • Antonella Glisenti, University of Padova | Efesto Innovation
  • Richard Palmer, University of Swansea
  • Ioanna Giannopoulou, National Technical University of Athens
  • Fotis Katsaros, NCSR Demokritos

18:00 – 18:40 |  Panel Discussion/Round Table | CHAIR: Richard Palmer, University of Swansea

  • Minimisation of CRMs and New Trends in Catalysis
  • Industry needs and requests for future developments

Round table participants:

  • Daniel Cios, European Commission
  • Haris Kadrispahic, LiqTech International AS
  • Emily Price, Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Pegie Cool, University of Antwerp
  • Simone Vinati, ParteQ

18:40 – 20:00 | Networking Cocktail-Dinner

Introduction of the ‘Sci-Fi Miners’ by the artist João Martinho Moura, commissioned by the European Commission.

AGENDA | DAY 2

Critical Raw Materials Reduction in Catalysis - 12 April 2019

9:00 – 09:20 | Registrations and welcome coffee

09:20 – 11:20 | Advanced Characterisation besides and within the Industrial Process

  • Marc Heggen, Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Elise Berrier, CNRS – University of Lille
  • Andy Wain, National Physical Laboratory
  • Yury Kolenko, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
  • Emily Price, Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Thanos Tsolakis, University of Birmingham

11:20 – 11:40 | Coffee break/networking

11:40 – 12:20 | Panel Discussion/Round Table | CHAIR: Elise Berrier, CNRS – University of Lille

  • New Characterisation tools for nanomaterials
  • Characterisation-Techniques in the Production Process

Round table participants:

  • Emily Price, Johnson Matthey PLC
  • Thanos Tsolakis, University of Birmingham
  • Haris Kadrispahic, LiqTech International AS
  • Anne-Sophie Mamede, University of Lille
  • Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Ernst Ruska-Centre Jülich

12:20 – 12:45 | CRM reduction in catalysis: lessons learned, future developments and funding opportunities

  • Isella Vicini, Warrant Hub
  • Jaakko Akola, Tampere University
  • Fotios Katsaros, NCSR Demokritos
  • To be confirmed, European Cluster on Catalysis
  • Daniel Cios, European Commission

12:45 – 13:00 | Closing summary and recommendations

  • Jaakko Akola, CritCat Project Coordinator – Tampere University
  • Massimo Rinaldi, PARTIAL-PGMs Project Coordinator – Warrant Hub SpA

MORE INFO & REGISTRATIONS:

Rinaldi

Massimo Rinaldi

PARTIAL-PGMs Project Coordinator

massimo.rinaldi@warranthub.it

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Fotis Katsaros

PARTIAL-PGMs Project Scientific Coordinator

f.katsaros@inn.demokritos.gr

Jaakko Akola

Jaakko Akola

CritCat Project Coordinator

 jaakko.akola@ntnu.no