On behalf of the International Scientific and Local Committees I cordially invite you to take part in the XII European Congress on Catalysis ”Catalysis: Balancing the use of fossil and renewable resources”. The EuropaCat Congress will be held in Kazan (Russia) from 30th August to 4th September, 2015.
EuropaCat, the leading European catalytic event, has been a focal point for scientists in the front lines of innovative catalysis. The next meeting, EuropaCat XII, will be held in Kazan, which, together with Moscow and St. Petersburg, is regarded as one of the major historical centers of Russian chemistry. Kazan University has been renowned for organic chemists of XIX century: Nikolay Zinin, Alexander Butlerov, Vladimir Markovnikov, Alexander Zaytsev and others. The region is rich in traditional fossil raw materials, such as oil and oil associated gas; nowadays, Kazan and surroundings have advanced chemical industry, in many respects holding leading positions in Russia.
Catalysis research has entered a new phase, marking the end of the era driven primarily by trial and error. Scientists have found a common molecular basis for the chemical processes for which catalysis is used. The research field of catalysis has now been unified to form a general scientific framework to allow heterogeneous, homogeneous and bio-catalysis to be studied using similar approaches. Other direction of unification is the development of novel catalytic technologies for the conversion of both fossil resources, including heavy oil fractions, methane, ethane and C3+ components in natural gas, and alternative feedstocks, such as biomass, carbon dioxide, and water. EuropaCat XII held in Kazan will particularly focus on balancing the production of energy and chemicals from fossil and renewable resources.
This meeting will provide a versatile platform for formal and informal discussions with colleagues both from academia and industry, and foster new collaborations and partnerships.
We look forward to welcoming you in Kazan!
Professor Valentin PARMON
Russian Catalysis Society
GENERAL CONGRESS PARTNERS
|TAIF-NK PSC||PJSC NIZHNEKAMSKNEFTEKHIM||PJSC KAZANORGSINTEZ|
OFFICIAL CONGRESS PARTNERS
|JSC GAZPROM NEFT|
HONORARY CONGRESS PARTNER
|CHEMICAL ABSTRACTS SERVICE (CAS), SciFinder®|
|PJSC SIBUR HOLDING||SPECS SURFACE NANO ANALYSIS GMBH||CHROMOSIB||NOVOMICHURINSK CATALYST PLANT|
PARTNER OF THE CONGRESS PROGRAM
|BRUKER LTD.||PROMENERGOLAB LLC|
|Journal "Catalysis in industry"||Journal "Kinetics and catalysis"||Journal "Supercritical fluids: theory and practice"|