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2nd edition of “CATALYSIS ENERGY CHEMISTRY” (CatEnerChem) WINTER SCHOOL
March 14th-18th, 2022 | Aussois (Alps, France)
“Scientific and Socio–Economic Aspects
of the Chemistry-Energy Nexus”
2022 Edition theme: “A roadmap for catalysis to support a society powered by renewable energies”
Catalysis is “the current recognized most important and pervasive interdisciplinary technology in the chemical industry”. Current chemical industry relies heavily on fossil fuels; and it does, so far, more for processing and related energy requirements, than as a carbon-based feedstock. The resulting social and economic impacts are high both in terms of risks and opportunities.
In the current strive for a more renewable-energy driven society, the roadmap on catalysts development depends strongly on if and how the chemical industry can evolve to a REN-driven rather than fossil-fuel driven production.
The upcoming generation of researchers in catalysis will have to be trained and to operate the connection between the shifting techno-economic panorama of energy-related production systems and catalysis development challenges.
“A roadmap for catalysis to support a society powered by renewable energies”
This school proposes to set the basis for such an analysis, through the prism of 5 pivotal molecules that are at the roots of many current production processes:
- Methane: direct conversion to methanol;
- Hydrogen: REN-production and use
- Carbon dioxide: Is “from waste to resource” building a circular economy?
- Ammonia: from fossil-based to fossil-free routes;
- Polyolefin and biopolymers: as carbon feedstock;
These molecules are the nodes of a network with significant environmental and social consequences. The school will explore this complex network, under the guidance of scientists and actors of society-relevant bodies with a broad and interdisciplinary view of the field. Participants from the social sciences are encouraged.
The “5-day 5-molecule course” is organized in 5 modules of three 1 h classes, as well as poster sessions, hands-on practical sessions, free afternoons for team-building moments and evening games around breaking the existing cognitive barriers to the energy transition toward a sustainable future.
Each module, based on one of the identified pivotal routes at the roots of chemical production (H2, ammonia, methane & methanol, polyolefins and biopolymers, and CO2) will provide the three levels of analysis discussed:
->overarching elements of techno-economic analysis// (production route and costs, climate-related indicators, geo-political elements connected to production distribution and utilization routes).
->current state-of-the art in the catalytic production route// underlying fundamental research factors allowing knowledge-driven innovation in catalysis from current state of the art (molecular-level mechanism understanding, atomically-precise control over catalyst design, bio/heterogeneous/molecular interface, modelling atoms and dynamics in complex catalytic systems and reactors)
-> new REN-compatible catalysis production routes from such emerging knowledge-driven innovation //(electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, plasma, 3D and 2D structuring for grid-adjusting production, adaptive and responsive catalysts).
HANDS-ON TRAINING SESSIONS
Hands-on training session will address some key points on how to carry out methodologically rigorous experiments in catalysis and assisted-catalysis (thermal, photo-and electro-catalysis, catalytic materials characterization etc.) such as key parameters for reliable data acquisition, necessary control experiments, meaningful literature benchmarking and comparison.
SERIOUS GAMES ON COGNITIVE BIASES
Discuss cognitive biases (with the help of serious games from game theory) and how much they influence (probably hamper in fact….) our decision making toward energy transition, the emergence of circular production processes, etc.
2022 Confirmed Lecturers*
|Corina ANDRONESCU||Duisburg (G)|
|Katalina BARTHA||U. Groeningen (NL)|
|Ib CHORKENDORFF||DTU (D)|
|Jean-Pierre DATH||Total (FR)|
|Valérie MASSON DELMOTTE||CEA (FR)|
|Nic FRIEDERCIHS||SABIC (NL)|
|Thierry LEPERCQ||Solairedirect (FR)|
|Antoine MISSEMER||CIRED (F)|
|Thoa Minh NGUYEN||Haldor Topsoe (DK)|
|Massimo NICOLAZZI||LIMES (IT)|
|Francesco PICCHIONI||U. Groeningen (NL)|
|Will STEPHEN||Stockholm Resilience Intitute (SW)|
|William TUMAS||NREL (USA)|
|Kylie VINCENT||Oxford (UK)|
|Jeroen VAN BOKOVEN||ETH (CH)|
|* as of March 2021|
|CPE Lyon and CNRS*||Silvia BORDIGA
|Università di Torino and NIS*|
*CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique *NIS Centre for nanostructured interfaces and surfaces
Vincent ARTERO (CEA); Clément CAMP (CNRS) ; Thibault CANTAT (CEA) ; Sophie CARENCO (CNRS) ; Francesco DI RENZO (SNRS); François JEROME (CNRS); Clémence NIKITINE (CPE), Mathieu PREVOT (CNRS), Bertrand REUILLARD (CNRS).
Clément Camp, Clémence Nikitine, Gérard. Pignault, Alessandra Quadrelli
ORGANIZERS and SPONSORS*
(* as of May 2021)
The 2022 school venue is Aussois, a small Savoyard village facing due south at the gateway to the Vanoise National Park at an altitude of 1500 m. The school will take place at the Paul-Langevin centre https://www.caes.cnrs.fr/sejours/centre-paul-langevin-3-2/. Taking advantage of the beautiful location and programme schedule attendants will have the opportunity to get together, discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors and enjoy Aussois ski resort and sport facilities.
- Lectures by international scientists
- Transdisciplinary approach around catalysis,
- Groups activity
- Poster and Q&A sessions
- Prizes (best poster, best attendance)
- Activities with invited members from major Editorial boards from Journals in catalysis
- Free time every day for open-air activities
Application Opens: June 1st 21st 2021
Application Deadline: October 30th 2021
Notification of acceptance: November 30th 2021
Notification of scholarship (if applied): January 31st 2022
Registration and Payment Deadline: February 15th 2022
Event: March 14th-18th, 2022
Maximum number of participants: 100. Participants will be admitted based on their motivation statement to be written upon registration.
The first ICS school took place in Bardonecchia (I) from 7 to 11 January 2019. The school selected 105 participants [excluding speakers) (65 H, 40F) and attracted broad institutional support ( SCI divisione catalisi, European Federation of Catalysis Societies EFCATS , French SCF division catalyse) as well as support from private companies in the field.
Picture of the 1st ICS School in Bardonecchia (IT), Jan 10th 2019. More info at http://www.nis.unito.it/ics2019/