Catalysis for Fuels – oral abstract deadline 9 May

We’re delighted to present our upcoming Faraday Discussions meeting on Catalysis for Fuels, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from 24 – 26 January 2017, and covering the following themes:

  • Catalysts for fuels: insights from theory
  • Designing new catalysts for synthetic fuels
  • Hydrocarbon conversion
  • Novel photocatalysts: do they provide a viable option?

Confirmed invited speakers include:

  • Kazunari Domen (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Phillip Gibson (Sasol, South Africa)
  • Enrique Iglesia (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Nora de Leeuw (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Can Li (Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China)
Submit an oral abstract by 9 May for an opportunity to present and discuss your work in Cape Town!

    We hope you will also enjoy these recently published articles, which cover exciting developments in research into the important challenge of using catalysis to produce energy and fuels.
    Check out these themed issues, reviews and original research articles from across the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journals today:

    Fast electrosynthesis of Fe-containing layered double hydroxide arrays toward highly efficient electrocatalytic oxidation reactions
    Zhenhua Li, Mingfei Shao, Hongli An, Zixuan Wang, Simin Xu, Min Wei, David G. Evans and Xue Duan
    Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 6624-6631
    DOI: 10.1039/C5SC02417J
    Open Access

    Record activity and stability of dealloyed bimetallic catalysts for proton exchange membrane fuel cells
    Binghong Han, Christopher E. Carlton, Anusorn Kongkanand, Ratandeep S. Kukreja, Brian R. Theobald, Lin Gan, Rachel O’Malley, Peter Strasser, Frederick T. Wagner and Yang Shao-Horn
    Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 258-266
    DOI: 10.1039/C4EE02144D
    Open Access

    Upgrading biomass-derived furans via acid-catalysis/hydrogenation: the remarkable difference between water and methanol as the solvent
    Xun Hu, Roel J. M. Westerhof, Liping Wu, Dehua Dong and Chun-Zhu Li
    Green Chem., 2015, 17, 219-224
    DOI: 10.1039/C4GC01826E

    Towards a methanol economy based on homogeneous catalysis: methanol to H2 and CO2 to methanol
    E. Alberico and M. Nielsen
    Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 6714-6725
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC09471A
    Open Access

    Metal–organic frameworks for artificial photosynthesis and photocatalysis
    Teng Zhang and Wenbin Lin
    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 5982-5993
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CS00103F

    Visible-light driven heterojunction photocatalysts for water splitting – a critical review
    Savio J. A. Moniz, Stephen A. Shevlin, David James Martin, Zheng-Xiao Guo and Junwang Tang
    Energy Environ. Sci., 2015, 8, 731-759
    DOI: 10.1039/C4EE03271C

    Correlation of the structure and applications of dealloyed nanoporous metals in catalysis and energy conversion/storage
    H.-J. Qiu, Hai-Tao Xu, Li Liu and Yu Wang
    Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 386–400
    DOI: 10.1039/C4NR05778C

    Themed issue: Catalysis for production of renewable energy
    Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, Issue 22
    Guest Editors: Jinlong Gong and Rafael Luque

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