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Finnish Chemical Societies

Dear EuChemS Member Societies and Supporting Members,
Dear EuChemS Professional Networks,
Dear colleagues and stakeholders,

We are pleased to invite you to our webinar ‘The Carbon element – Key towards a sustainable society’.

The webinar will address the scientific and technological challenges of decarbonization and some key issues such as the carbon cycle, fossil fuel reserves and the perspectives of carbon sequestration and utilization in the energy and chemical sector. We will also discuss whether carbon could be depicted as an endangered or conflict element in the next edition of the EuChemS Periodic Table.

The webinar will take place online on Thursday 22 April, from 10:00 to 16:30 CEST // morning session: 10:00 -12:00 CEST – afternoon session: 13:30-16:30 CEST. (Huom. Suomen aika on 1 tunnin myöhäisempi – aloitukset siis klo 11.00 ja 14.30!) 

The webinar is chaired by Nicola Armaroli (EuChemS Executive Board member, CNR) and hosted by Floris Rutjes (EuChemS President, Radbout University).

Speakers from the international Chemistry community and the EU institutions will address scientific and policy-related topics on the carbon element.

Morning session
· David Cole-Hamilton (Former EuChemS President, University of St. Andrews)

Introduction: the EuChemS Periodic Table
· Mark Schaffer (Centre for Energy Economics Research and Policy)

Fossil fuels: reserves and resources
· Pierre Friedlingstein (University of Exeter)

The Carbon Cycle in the Anthropocene
· Jeff Colgan (Brown University)

Geopolitics of carbon
· Alessandra Quadrelli (CNRS)

Panel Discussion about altering the EuChemS Periodic Table and proposal


Afternoon session
· Soren Bowadt (DG RTD, European Commission)

EU Initiatives for 2050 carbon neutrality
· Marco Mazzotti (ETH)

Status of carbon capture and sequestration projects worldwide
· Angela Dibenedetto (University of Bari)

Carbon dioxide recycling, perspectives and challenges
· Robert M’Barek (Joint Research Center of the European Commission)

Biorefineries for the chemical industries

Steps towards the energy transition, with focus on decarbonization

For more information about the event please have a look at the EuChemS website or contact us at events@euchems.eu.

We kindly invite you to register for this workshop here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3916158225946/WN_vhXo7KeFRl-CpWhQ57P1xw and share this invitation with others as you find appropriate. Please note that registration for this event is mandatory.

We are looking forward to meeting you online on 22 April.

Dr. Nineta Hrastelj, FRSC

European Chemical Society (EuChemS)