[ASC-list] ACT - Free public lecture on turning waste into fuel

Kylie Walker Kylie.Walker at science.org.au
Thu Oct 10 23:23:59 UTC 2013

Catalysis - a key enabling science and technology

Tuesday 5 November 2013
Professor Thomas Maschmeyer FAA, FTSE

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Our responses to the current global challenges of climate change, resource scarcity and overpopulation will have ramifications well beyond our life-times. Indeed, the world is standing at the threshold of energy and resources revolutions.

At current rates of resource usage, a world population operating with Australian standards of living would require between 4 - 6 planets. Clearly, this is untenable and, from a chemical viewpoint, the inherent challenges can only be met by devising strategies for waste reduction, by optimising power generation and utilisation as well as by increasing the use of sustainably renewable resources.

We not only live in a carbon-constrained environment, but also consume the world's fossil fuel reserves at an alarming rate (roughly 1 million years of deposition per calendar year, depending on fuel type). Clearly, new paradigms must be found. Catalysis can provide some of the enabling scientific and technological underpinnings for such paradigm shifts.

During Professor Maschmeyer's lecture, real solutions will be showcased, highlighting work focused on fundamental scientific breakthroughs and how they can be connected to innovation, leading to commercial implementation.


Tuesday 5 November 2013
Refreshments from 5:30 pm
Lecture and live streaming from 6pm (http://www.science.org.au/livestream/)


Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Canberra
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Free entry and parking


RSVPs essential via Eventbrite<http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/4962925243/Academy>
Further information please contact the Events Team.
Email: events at science.org.au<mailto:events at science.org.au>
Phone: 02 6201 9462
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