CCESC2016 Conference
Madrid (Spain) 7th to 9th September, 2016



      The Organizing Committee cordially invites you to participate in the 3rd International Symposium on Catalysis for Clean Energy and Sustainable Chemistry to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 7th to 9th of September, 2016. The spirit of the Organizing Committee of this International Symposium is organizing an encounter between scientists and industrialists worldwide with interest in the technological aspects of application of catalysis to the Sustainable Development. This symposium will help to review the present state of the art of these technologies and to discuss the possible future directions of evolution, and of course, how they can revert positively in the development of the society.


      Plenary 1: Syngas and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis for Energy-Dense Liquid-Fuel Production in Energy Technology
      Prof. Dr. J. W. (Hans) Niemantsverdriet, Director SynCat@Beijing (China) and Syngaschem BV (The Netherlands)

      Plenary 2: Catalytic Processes in Future Distributed Power Generation Systems
      Prof. Dr. Xenophon Verykios, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras (Greece)

      Plenary 3: Catalytic Technologies for the Production of Bioproducts and Biofuels

      Prof. Dr. Karen Wilson, Chair of Catalysis and Research Director of the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) (UK)


      Authors are invited to submit an abstract following the indications on the website before April 15th 2016. Acceptance of submitted abstracts will be based on the Scientific Committee recommendation. The proceedings of accepted contributions will be distributed at the Congress. Selected communications will be published in a special issue of Topics in Catalysis devoted to this symposium, under standard peer reviewer scheme. The invitation to submit a full length article does not imply acceptation of the paper; it will be related to the reviewers’ consideration. Broucher available for download here.


      November 2015: circular with instructions to authors. Abstracts submissions is open.
      April 15th 2016: New deadline for reception of abstracts.
      June 30th 2016: notification of abstracts acceptance.
      August 1st 2016: deadline for early registration (reduced fees).
      September 7th-9th 2016: CCESC2016


      Scientific program will consist of 3 invited lectures, 3 keynotes, about 25 oral presentations and an estimate of 80 posters. This symposium will be organized around the following topics:

      1. Catalytic Technologies for the Production of Bioproducts and Biofuels
      a. Biosyngas production and transformation (FTS, Methanol, DME…)
      b. Biofuels from Gasification and Pyrolysis
      c. High added value products from lignocellulose, algae and waste oils

      2. Catalysis for Sustainable Chemistry and Environmental Protection
      a. Novel Processes
      b. Photocatalysis and heterogeneous catalysis for water and air treatment
      c. CO2 as raw material

      3. Hydrogen: production, storage and uses
      a. Hydrogen production from catalytic reformate, from photocatalytic water splitting, by thermochemical cycles, by electrolysis, biohydrogen routes
      b. Fuel Cells and Electrocatalysis
      c. H2 storage




  • Dr. J. M. Campos-Martin, ICP-CSIC, Co-Chair
    Dr. S. Rojas, ICP-CSIC, Co-Chair
    Dr. M.C. Álvarez-Galván, ICP-CSIC Secretary
    Dr. M.A. Peña, ICP-CSIC, Treasurer
    Prof. Dr. P. L. Arias, UPV-EHU
    Prof. Dr. J. F. Cambra, UPV-EHU
    Prof. Dr. P.  Maireles, Univ. Málaga
    Dr. J. Santamaría, Univ. Málaga





    Dr. J.L.G. Fierro (ICP-CSIC, Spain)
    Dr. P.L. Arias (UPV-EHU, Spain)
    Dr. J.M. Coronado (IMDEA Energía, Spain)
    Dr. H.J. Freund (Fritz Haber Institute, Germany)
    Dr. X. Verykios (U. Patras, Greece)
    Dr. L. Petterson (KTH, Sweden)
    Dr. P. Ocón (UAM, Spain)
    Dr. F. Jaouen (U. Montpellier, France)
    Dr. S. Rojas (ICP-CSIC, Spain)
    Dr. R. Rinaldi (Imperial College, UK)
    Dr. E. Falabella (Petrobras, Brasil)
    Dr. P.J. Maireles (U. Málaga, Spain)
    Dr. A. Holmen (U. Trondheim, Norway)
    Dr. H. Niemantsverdriet (TU. Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
    Dr. P. Reyes (U. Concepción, Chile)
    Dr. S. Suárez (CIEMAT, Spain)
    Dr. S.T. Oyama(U. Tokyo, Japan)
    Dr. J.M. Campos-Martín (ICP-CSIC, Spain)
    Dr. D. Martín Alonso (U. Madison-Wisconsin, USA)



    Countributions by country CCESC 2016. Evaluation process of submitted abstracts has been completed. 36 Oral presentation & 147 Posters have been accepted






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    Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica ICP-CSIC
    C/ Marie Curie, 2. 28049 Madrid, Spain
    e-mail: info.ccesc2016(a)

    All the current information on the conference is available on the web site of the symposium