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Renewable carbon / Biomasse conversion / valorization of waste

This topic is related to the conversion of biomass, waste and CO2. It includes lignocellulosic biomass, polysaccharides, proteins, carbohydrates and derived molecules, fatty derivatives, extractible, glycerol, organic/mineral/liquid/gaseous waste, CO2, bio-base chemicals, etc.


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SMART USE OF FOSSIL

This topic is related to novel technologies/processes to convert fossil carbon in a more efficient and rational way not only for the production of fuels/energy but also for the production commodities and fine chemicals.


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POLYMERS

This topic is related to clean polymerization methods, biosourced polymers, eco-design of polymers, recycled polymers, etc.


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Environmental impact and Life Cycle Assessment

This topic is related to the impact of chemical products and processes on the environment and health, throughout their entire life cycle, from raw material extraction through transport, manufacturing, use and end of life. 


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Mechanism

This topic is related to all characterization and predictive methods to optimize, to adapt or to design clean reactions/processes. It includes real time in situ characterizations, model reactions, kinetics, theoretical calculation, predictive methods, etc.


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Networking and education

 


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Catalytic systems

This topic is related to atom-economic synthesis. It includes organocatalysis, dual catalysis, hybrid catalysis, tandem catalysis, organometallic, bifunctional catalysis, etc.


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Alternative solvents

This topic is related to recent advances in the field of alternative solvents for catalysis, organic chemistry and materials. It includes deep eutectic solvents, ionic liquids, bio-based solvents, CO2-switchable solvent, etc.


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Biotechnologies

This topic is related to recent developments of bioprocesses integrating natural or tailor-made biocatalysts (obtained by protein or metabolic engineering) for biomass conversion into valuable compounds. It also targets the conception of synthetic pathways comprising both chemical and biocatalytic transformations to produce bio-sourced derivatives.


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Non-thermal activation methods

This topic is related to all works related to microwaves, plasma, ultrasound, electrochemistry, photochemistry, mechanochemistry, etc.