Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Prof. Gabriele Centi
President of the European Research Institute for Catalysis (ERIC). Full professor of Industrial Chemistry (Univ. Messina, Italy). Coordinator of the EU Network of Excellence IDECAT and of the EU "Large Collaborative Projects" NEXT-GTL and INCAS, and eCAMM (European structured research area for CAtalytic and Magnetic nanoMaterials).
Director of the Section Energy and Environment of INSTM (InterUniversity Consortium on Science and Technology of Materials) and CASPE (Laboratory of Catalysis for Sustainable Production and Energy). Editor of the Wiley-VCH journal ChemSusChem (Chemistry & Sustainability, Energy & Materials), and Chief Editor of the Book Series Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis published by Elsevier Science (Amsterdam) and Green Energy by De Gruyter (Germany). Author of about 300 scientific publications and 8 books.
Green CO2: a Key Element for Resource and Energy Efficiency in Process Industry
Green CO2 indicates the new concept of using carbon dioxide as a key enabling element for the strategy towards resource and energy efficiency in process industry. The perspectives and state of the art in producing solar fuels and chemicals from CO2 and the roadmap to proceed in this direction, as well as the related Cefic CO2 initiative, are presented.
After introducing this new vision for CO2 use, and related aspects regarding the energy vectors and the problem of introducing renewable energy in the energy and chemical production chain, some specific examples are analyzed (light olefins and solar fuels from CO2). The final part is dedicated to discuss the longer term perspective of the development of artificial leaf type solar cells.Green CO2: a Key Element for Resource and Energy Efficiency in Process Industry