From July 16th to 18th, 2017, DICP Symposium (XLIV) on International Young Scientist Symposium on Catalytic Biomass Conversion was held in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The chairmen of this symposium were Prof. WANG Feng from DICP and Prof. Carsten Sievers from Georgia Institute of Technology.
CAI Rui, who is the deputy director general of DICP delivered a speech on the opening ceremony. He briefly introduced the current research and progress in DICP.
More than twenty scientists from China, the United States, Sweden, Netherland, Japan and Singapore were invited to present brilliant research reports on the symposium and they had a warm discussion with the participants.
The symposium aims to promote research and development in the field of catalytic biomass conversion and focuses on a number of cutting-edge topics in this field: the conversion and utilization of native biomass, the production of chemicals and fuels from lignocellulose, the mechanism of biomass conversion process, the spectral characterization of the catalysts, and the applications of theoretical calculations in biomass conversion.
The participants also visited the General Testing and Analysis group in DICP and Dalian science and technology innovation park of CAS, and conducted in-depth discussion on international cooperation and academic exchanges.
This forum strengthens the exchange and cooperation between DICP and the relevant scientific research institutions on catalytic biomass transformation and enhances the international influence of DICP in this research area. It will also promote the development of biomass conversion in DICP. (Text by LIU Huifang, Image by ZAHNG Chaofeng and ZHAO Zhitong)
DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES