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We cordially invite you to participate in the C1 Chem symposium "Catalytic Chemistry of C1 Molecules “ which will take place at Lille (France) from July 10th to 12th, 2024. The symposium program includes several plenary, keynote lectures, numerous oral presentations and a poster session.  Papers for the C1 Chem Symposium will be selected by the Scientific Committee of renowned experts. After the symphosium, the participants will have an opportunity to submit a full paper to a top chemical journal. The symposium will be conducted as a satellite event of the 18th International Congress of Catalysis.

The ongoing societal transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources requires  development of energy-efficient, selective and waste-free catalytic processes for C1 molecules, which occur under mild conditions. The symposium is intended to offer an update of recent innovation in both fundamental and applied aspects of catalytic utilization of CO2, CO, methane, methanol, formaldehyde and formic acid. The symphosium will emphasize catalyst design, thermocatalysis, homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, catalyst characterization, modeling, kinetics, process design and intensification. Our goal is to enable researchers from different fields to exchange views and to create a synergy of knowledge. 

Contributions will be solicited on the following topics: 
- CO2 upgrading (hydrogenation, reduction, CO2 for oxidation/dehydrogenation, carbonates);
- Catalytic valorization of methane (methane coupling, partial oxidation, reforming);
- Methanol-mediated hydrocarbon synthesis from CO and CO2;
- Fischer-Tropsch synthesis;
- Synthesis of methanol and dimethyl ether;

- Synthesis of substituted natural gas (SNG);
- Conversion of methanol to hydrocarbons

We will publish a special issue of Catalysis Today based on the best presentations from the symposium. ​

We look forward to welcoming you to the charming city of Lille, which is a major European economic, cultural and university center with a large student population at the crossroads of France, Belgium, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Lille has direct and fast train connections with major European capitals: Paris, Brussels, London, Amsterdam.  Lille is the capital of Hauts-de-France, the third most populated region in France, where live 6 million people. The Lille area hosts the University of Lille, several engineering schools and institutes in sciences, economics, journalism, management, etc. With more than 74,000 students, the University of Lille is one of the French Universities of Excellence and one of the largest French-speaking universities in the world. The C1 Chem symphosium will take place at the Nouveau Siècle, which is a large complex located in the center of Lille. This complex is composed of housing, offices, shops, restaurants and an underground parking lot; it is also the headquarters of the Lille National Orchestra. The administrative and financial management of the C1 Chem symposium will be provided by the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS).

Please save the dates of July 10-12, 2024 in your calendar.

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