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DGMK-Event / Petrochemistry

The Role of Catalysis for the Energy-Transition

Feierabendhaus of BASF
Extended Abstract Deadline: May 9, 2022

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 cat
  • Calysis (electro-, photo-, ...)Catalysis & mobility
  • Circular economy
  • Feedstock diversification
  • Catalysis in generation and use of hydrogen
  • Energy efficiency of chemical processes

Call for Papers

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

Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 9th, 2022

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. Dieter Vogt, Technical University, Dortmund

Event Coordinator

Dr. Gesa Netzeband

Head of the Petrochemical Department

Ines Musekamp

Coordinator of the Petrochemistry Department