The First Annual Meeting of the SMARTCATs COST Action took place, on August 26-28th, 2015, in the CERTH Conference Centre in Thessaloniki, Greece. Concurrently and as a natural complement to the SMARTCATs meeting a workshop on “Smart Energy Carriers for Power, Industry and Engines” has been also organized.
The agendas of the two events have been strongly entangled to help maximize the effective exchange of ideas and respective requirements among industrial and academic participants.
To this aim, in the first day of the event, after a short introduction of the Action aims and tools, a workshop was devoted to the identification of current industrial needs in the field of innovative energy carriers production and utilization. The Workshop ended with a round-table discussion bringing together academic and industrial representatives. In the next two days a detailed analysis of the European research potential for addressing practical (real) needs has been made during dedicated colloquia organized in the framework of the five SMARTCATs Working groups. The leaders of the five Working Groups of the Action led a discussion on the basic aspects (kinetics, diagnostics, pollutants, modeling) and applied issues of research on smart energy carriers chemistry and technologies.
Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute of the CEnter for Research and Technology of Hellas (CPERI-CERTH) acted as local organizer of the event.