Universidad de Zaragoza CSIC

Castelldefels, España 29/07/2018  14:01h.



Conference Description

The Food-Energy-Water nexus is a complex problem requiring a multidisciplinary research approach for understanding how they are linked and how sustainable solutions can be developed to ensure the continued provision of these necessary resources for humanity. Chemists and chemical engineers possess unique and diverse core skills to address some of the grand challenges in this area such as sustainable energy production, the use of renewable feedstocks while conserving soil nutrients, energy-efficient water purification/desalination, CO2 fixation and sustainable ammonia production. These challenges provide exciting R&D opportunities for the green chemistry community, including the development of new chemistries and resource-efficient technologies to produce fuels and every-day chemical products from distributed feedstocks such as plant-based biomass, shale gas and CO2. To effectively harness these diverse and geographically distributed resources, a paradigm shift away from the centralized "bigger is better" approach towards chemical processing concepts that are viable at much smaller scales is required. The GRC brings together leading experts from academia and industry to discuss the latest advances and future R&D directions for meeting these grand challenges.


The meeting organizers are currently in the process of raising financial support to partially defray the cost of attendance of invited speakers, discussion leaders and poster presenters.


Please submit a poster abstract that fits the conference theme. Applications without an abstract will not be accepted.


This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Green Chemistry (GRS)" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.