LIBERATE and PERFORM are two European projects with the main objective of scale up the electrochemical production of biobased chemicals. In this sense, with the growing global shift towards more sustainable technologies in science and industry, the electrochemical production of chemicals is more relevant than ever, due to its potential to utilize energy and resources efficiently, eliminate the use of toxic solvents and minimize waste.
With a visible contribution inside the academic research and remarkable results al lab scale, the step towards the scale-up and industrialisation is complicated. Challenges such as reactor design and manufacturing, electrode materials, and cost/recyclability of the electrolyte are always the critical part of the techno-economic assessment.
Both European projects collaborate to organise this workshop that will bring together experts from various organisations currently at the forefront of research and development in organic electrosynthesis presenting the features and advances of this green field.