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DGMK-Event / Petrochemistry

C1 Building Blocks for Future Chemistry

House of the Church - Epiphany Church
Main street 23, 01097 Dresden

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.

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 programwill 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.

Keynote Lectures

We are happy to announce the following keynote lectures.

  • From Theory to Application: Reinventing and Scaling up a new methanol synthesis route
    M. Checinski, C1 Green Chemicals AG, Berlin, Germany
  • Decarbonization of Syn-Gas and Hydrogen production: a "zero-carbon" puzzle?
    M. Marchionna, Saipem, Milano, Italy
  • Recent Developments in Hydroformylation and related Carbonylations: An academic Perspective
    M. Beller, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis e. V., Rostock, Germany
  • Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis: An Old Technology for New Challenges
    D. Loudon, Sasol Energy Operations & Technology, South Africa
  • Photocatalytic Synthesis Gas Chemistry: Industrial Potential or Scientific Playground?
    J. Strunk, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis e. V., Rostock, Germany
  • Syngas Production from secondary feedstock as a key element for a circular carbon economy
    M. Gräbner, Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, Halle (Saale), Germany
  • Recent Developments in Hydroformylation and related Carbonylations: An industrial Perspective
    R. Franke, Evonik Performance Materials GmbH, Marl, Germany
  • Carbon Dioxide from the Air as a Feedstock for Recyclable Fuels and Chemicals - Current Status and Perspectives
    R. Dittmeyer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Micro Process Engineering, Karlsruhe, Germany

Conference Topics

  • Fischer Tropsch processes
  • Methanol-to-X
  • Hydroformulation
  • Carbonylation
  • Reducing CO2 footprint - technologies & processes
  • Syngas Production

Call for Abstract

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

All proposals should contain the envisaged title of the paper, the authors' names and affiliations including their addresses and a concise abstract. The complete proposal should not exceed one typewritten page. Please note that we intend to provide the accepted abstracts on our homepage. We therefore kindly ask you to use the template for abstracts. Please note that authors will not be exempt from paying the Conference fee.

Please use our abstract template and send it to

Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 2nd, 2023

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


We have arrange allotments in the following hotels:

Hotel Martha Dresden
Nieritzstrasse 11
01097 Dresden

Phone: +49 351 - 8176 0

Single Room € 89.00 / Night incl. breakfast

For reservations please use the keyword "DGMK".
The allotment is available until August, 8, 2023!


Hotel Bayrischer Hof Dresden
Antonstrasse 33-35
01097 Dresden

Phone: 49 351 - 829 370 

Single Room € 108.00 / Night incl. breakfast

For reservations please use the keyword "DGMK October 2023". The allotment is available until August, 8, 2023!

Registration Fees

Registration by September 15, 2023

Individual Members of DGMK/ÖGEW/SCI

720.00 €
390.00 €
50.00 €


770.00 €
440.00 €
190.00 €

Registration as of September 16, 2023

Individual Members of DGMK/ÖGEW/SCI

750.00 €
425.00 €
180.00 €


800.00 €
460.00 €
225.00 €

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 12, 2023.


Refunds will be made for cancellation recieved in writing until September 1, 2023. Substitutions may be made at any time for registered participants unable to attend.


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Event Coordinator

Dr. Gesa Netzeband

Head of the Petrochemical Department

Ines Musekamp

Coordinator of the Petrochemistry Department