Indo - French workshop on Green and Sustainable Chemistry : Role of Catalyst

An Introduction

Sustainable energy is a theme in 21st century. Due to rapid exploitation of fossil fuel reserves, globalized research has been focused in finding alternative fuel for future generation. Different groups have been working for development of solar cell, bio-diesel, wind power etc. Recent advances in nanotechnology have made spectacular breakthrough in catalysis during last decade. Advanced nanomaterials, mesoporous materials and organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites have made significant contributions for the transformation of bio-mass to gasoline fraction as well as in bio-diesel synthesis. The abundant bio-mass in Asian countries can be used for the production of biofuel by catalytic pathway. The Department of Applied Chemistry IIT (ISM), Dhanbad have developed good infrastructure for Catalysis research by generous funding from several national as well as international projects. The workshop aims to train young researchers working in the area of catalysis through lectures and model experiments using catalytic reactor as well as characterization techniques. The main objective is to promote catalysis research by training young researchers and by developing collaborative research in the field between both the countries.