The UK Catalysis Hub Town meeting will be held on January 6th after the UK Combined Catalysis Conference to discuss a potential bid to the research councils for the a new theme of the Catalysis Hub at Harwell
Registration for the Town meeting is free and includes lunch. Attendees do not need to have registered for UKCC but may wish to. The main aim of the meeting is to provide the data necessary to inform a new theme as the Hub evlves to continue to meet the Current challenges in catalysis, and UK
The Town meeting will Aim to identify
- current challenges in Catalysis Research relating to Design and identifying those areas with Impact or national importance
- Modes of Interaction with exiting activities with in the research strategy
- Industrial Engagement
- Identification of potential current and future IP and a strategy for exploitation
The agenda for the meeting will include:
The Catalysis Hubs will continue to encompass the following features:
- Adopt an integrated approach that draws together biology, chemistry, energy technology, materials science and chemical/process engineering;
- Be inclusive of the breadth of catalyst types, and therefore not limited to heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis, but include as appropriate biocatalysis, electrocatalysis and organocatalysis
- Addresses the UK’s need for more efficient, inexpensive and environmentally friendly methods of producing chemicals (fine chemicals, bulk chemicals and specialized materials) and fuels from a variety of feedstocks.
- Cross-boundaries between departments, universities and industry.
The hub or hubs will continue to be multidisciplinary multi-institutional, calling on
excellence wherever it is found and will aim to aim to
- Make broad contributions to fundamental advances in catalysis, AND facilitate the introduction of new catalytic systems and technologies that meet national societal and economic goals
- Lead to improved ways to take new catalysts from bench to full scale application
- Address issues such as catalyst manufacture, catalyst lifetime, catalyst removal and control of catalytic processes.
- Develop superior catalysts to reduce environmental impact
- Consider the whole system when developing new catalysts
- develop systems that use energy in an efficient way
Registration for the UK Catalysis Confernence is sepreate to the town hall and can be found here