China: Award Sponsorship Clariant Teams Up with China’s National Congress on Catalysis for Catalytic Research

Editor: Ahlam Rais

With an aim to build on its existing research co-operations with leading universities in China, Clariant has sponsored the National Catalysis Achievement Award till 2025 at the National Congress on Catalysis of China. This year, the award for outstanding R&D achievement in the catalysis field in China was received by Youchang Xie, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Beijing’s Peking University.

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From left to right: Prof. Can Li (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Prof. Youchang Xie (winner of the National Catalysis Achievement Award of China), Prof. Mingyuan He (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Shizhong Zhao (Head of Catalysts R&D China. Clariant).
From left to right: Prof. Can Li (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Prof. Youchang Xie (winner of the National Catalysis Achievement Award of China), Prof. Mingyuan He (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Shizhong Zhao (Head of Catalysts R&D China. Clariant).
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Munich/Germany – As this year’s 20th National Congress on Catalysis of China (NCC) gets underway in Wuhan, Clariant has presented the 8th National Catalysis Achievement Award for outstanding R&D achievement in the field to Youchang Xie, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Beijing’s Peking University.

A key theme of the Congress this year is catalytic science and technology for a green, low-carbon future. Professor Xie, who is also vice chairman of the Academic Committee of the State Key National Laboratory of Catalysis, is internationally recognized as playing an important role in the research and development of catalysts and adsorbents.

“Highly effective carbon monoxide adsorbents and separation technologies, based on his theory, have made China’s coal-based and broader chemical industries more environmentally friendly and resource-efficient,” said Marvin Estenfelder, Head of R&D at Clariant Catalysts. “As a key industry innovator and driver of sustainable chemical production, we are proud to recognize Professor Xie’s distinguished contributions to the field.”

“I’m proud to receive this award as I have dedicated my professional life to chemical research and teaching, with a focus on catalysis. As sustainability becomes more important, I am pleased to see innovations that drive greener production processes being implemented in the industry and I would like to thank the Catalysis Society of China and Clariant for presenting and supporting this prize,” said Xie.

Research will play an increasingly important role in the transition to carbon neutrality and Clariant’s sponsorship of this important award for three instalments of the Congress – 2021, 2023, 2025 – builds on its existing research co-operations with top universities in China.

Clariant Catalysts also recently opened a new, state-of-the-art R&D center, ‘One Clariant Campus’, in Shanghai, where a local team of researchers is dedicated to sustainable innovation.

The biennial 20th National Congress on Catalysis of China was held from October 15-20, in Wuhan.

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