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CatLab – Catalysis Laboratory

Challenges on the Renewable Energy Storage

29th - 31st August 2022
Zámek Liblice, Czech Republic

Hydrogen plant with wind turbines and solar panels in the background

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you about the upcoming conference “Challenges on renewable energy storage” that we are organizing at Liblice castle (Czech Republic) from August 29th to September 2nd,  2022.

Without doubt you will agree with us that the development and deployment of novel energy concept addressing both environmental as well as energy independence concerns is perhaps the largest challenge of chemical industry in the 21st century. As you know from your own experience these issues are subject to discussion of the community for several years now, although the recent Covid-19 pandemic which prevented face to face meeting for the past two years subdued somewhat the information exchange of the topic. The war in Ukraine drastically calls for an even accelerated transformation of our energy system including aspects of energy security.

Nevertheless, the field of catalysis-supported energy concepts never lost its importance and urgency. The Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society and the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry have worked together on these concepts for a long time. With the support of the new research platform CatLab, we are in a position to facilitate the discussions in the community by organizing the first international conference “Challenges on renewable energy storage”. The conference aims at bringing together leaders of the field in catalysis, electrocatalysis and their technological implementation, fostering the exchange of views on the most recent development and renewing the necessary interdisciplinary networks broken by the pandemic.

The conference will take place under personal auspices of Mrs. Helena Langšádlová, the Minister of Science, Research and Innovation of the Czech Republic and is listed in the official programme of the Czech presidency to the Council of EU. Consequently, the European funding agencies are expected to be heavily represented along with other important stakeholders.

Being recognized as one of the leaders of the field we do hope that you will be able to accept our invitation to participate in the meeting by contributing a presentation, but most importantly by taking part in the discussion of the scientific and technological challenges in the renewable energy storage.

We look forward to meeting you in person and to fruitful discussions in August 

Prof. Petr Krtil | Prof. Robert Schlögl | Dr. Katarzyna Skorupska

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As of 5th August - Subject to change


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Castle Hotel Liblice

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  • Petr Krtil | J. Heyrovsky Institute | Czech Republic
  • Robert Schlögl | Fritz-Haber Institute | Germany
  • Katarzyna Skorupska | Fritz-Haber Institute / CatLab | Germany