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DGMK-Event / Petrochemistry

The Role of Catalysis for the Energy-Transition

Feierabendhaus of BASF

The Conference is jointly organized by the DGMK Division "Petrochemistry", the Division of Industrial Chemistry of the Società Chimica Italiana (SCI) and the ÖGEW Österreichische Gesellschaft für Energiewissenschaften.

About the conference

This conference brings together experts from industry and academia. A unique feature of this conference over the years is the high participation from industry, representing roughly one third of the delegates. This makes this conference an ideal platform for networking. The Conference will address topical scientific and technological issues around catalysis as an enabling technology, addressing the special challenges of the energy transition and improved sustainability.

Abstracts on both fundamental studies and applied research around the above topics will be highly welcome.

English will be the Conference language throughout. The scientific program will consist of keynote lectures by renowned experts in the field (upon invitation only), oral presentations and poster presentations. There will be no parallel sessions and ample time will be allowed for discussion. The preprints with the manuscripts of keynote, oral and poster presentations will be handed out in electronic form to registered participants only at the Conference desk.

Topics of Keynote Lectures

  • Catalysis for future fuels and chemical feedstocks
  • The use of renewable energy in catalysis (electro-, photo-, ...)
  • Catalysis & mobility
  • Circular economy
  • Feedstock diversification
  • Catalysis in generation and use of hydrogen
  • Energy efficiency of chemical processes

Scientific Committee

Dr. Michael Bender, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen
Dr. Holger Blanke, BP Europa SE, Bochum
Dr. Axel Göhrt, INEOS, Cologne
Dr. Harald Häger, Evonik Performance Materials GmbH, Marl, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Jess, University of Bayreuth
Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher, Technical University of Munich
Dr. Mario Marchionna, Saipem S.p.A., San Donato Milanese, Italy
Prof. Dr. Jörg Sauer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
Prof. Dr. Dieter Vogt, Technical University, Dortmund


Programs overview




Have a look at the detailed scientific program.


We have arrange allotments in the following hotels:

B&B Hotel Ludwigshafen
Station road 1a
67059 Ludwigshafen

Phone: +49 (0) 621 59 132-0

Single Room € 59.00 / Night excl. breakfast

For reservations please use the keyword "DGMK".
The allotment is available until September, 6, 2022!

Moxy Ludwigshafen
In the customs yard 5
67061 Ludwigshfaen on the Rhine

Phone: +49 621 37909007

Single Room € 89.00 / Night incl. breakfast. 

For reservations please use the keyword "DGMK".
The allotment is available until September, 4, 2022 !

Registration Fees

Registration by September 15, 2022

Individual Members of DGMK/ÖGEW/SCI

710.00 €
385.00 €
Free of charge


745.00 €
417.00 €
185.00 €

Registration as of September 16, 2022

Individual Members of DGMK/ÖGEW/SCI

745.00 €
420.00 €
175.00 €


795.00 €
455.00 €
220.00 €

1Copy of student card requested.

All conference fees include the statutory VAT on catering position. Payment is due within 8 days after receipt of the invoice free of charge by bank transfer to DGMK.

 The mentioned registration fees apply to speakers and poster presenter.

The registration fee includes the participation in the conference, conference preprints, coffee/tea/cold drinks during the coffee breaks, lunch, Conference Dinner on October 6, 2022.


Refunds will be made for cancellation recieved in writing until September 1, 2022. Substitutions may be made at any time for registered participants unable to attend.

Guided Tour - BASF


Discover BASF - Visitor Center

Where can we find chemistry around us? And where and how is it created?

We will take you on an exciting tour into the world of BASF at our Ludwigshafen site. Our tour begins in the Visitor Center exhibition where we will talk about the innovative strength and vision of the BASF throughout its history. And, of course, we will look at products which we all encounter in everyday life.


We will take you then on a special tour through the BASF's production site in Ludwigshafen. 

At around 39,000 employees, a good third of BASF's employees around the world work in Ludwigshafen. Many thousands of products for customers from almost all industries are manufactured in the 200 production plants at the site.

  1. Tour: Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 10 - 12 h, English
  2. Tour: Friday, October 7, 2022, 14.30 - 16.30 h, German

When you register for the conference, you can also register for the BASF Tour, which is sponsored by BASF.
We kindly ask you to register bindingly. 

Registration for the BASF Tour is open until 18 September 2022.

Event Coordinator

Dr. Gesa Netzeband

Head of the Petrochemical Department

Ines Musekamp

Coordinator of the Petrochemistry Department