Topic: Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering – Acting Together
Chemical engineering, biotechnology, and bioprocessing are more important than ever to meet current challenges such as climate change, circular economy, or pharmaceutical production. The event aims to stimulate a European and global dialogue among scientists from industry, university, and research institutions. They cover the whole range of relevant topics from laboratory research via process development and chemical reaction engineering to challenges from industrial practice and overarching topics such as quality management and education.
Conference topics include the European Green Deal and its opportunities for research and development in the process industry, the digital transformation, and the interplay between biotechnology, chemistry, process engineering and other relevant disciplines.
The 2021 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Benjamin List, Director of the Department of Homogeneous Catalysis at the Max Planck Institut für Kohlenforschung will present in his lecture the huge contributions catalysis can make to solving the current global challenges.
In addition to a science slam, students will have the opportunity to enter their own model vehicle powered by (bio)chemical reactions in the ChemCar competition. The chemPLANT competition calls for theoretical knowledge and practical skills in process engineering. Both contests serve to exchange ideas and knowledge between companies and students. Furthermore, the creative young process engineers of the VDI-GVC together with the EFCE’s Early Career Chemical Engineers organise a programme tailor-made for students and doctoral candidates.