DECHEMA (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology e.V.), Frankfurt/Main is an interdisciplinary scientific society with more than 5,500 personal and institutional members (including about 500 SMEs), whose activities cover wide areas relevant to the process industries.DECHEMA is dedicated to the support of R&D progress and implementation in various fields of chemical engineering, including catalysis and reaction engineering. DECHEMA’s work is supported by 70 working parties from academia, industry and authorities, including a large sectionon “fluid dynamics and separation” with 14 working parties.
DECHEMA is organiser of the International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering,Environmental Protection and Biotechnology (ACHEMA) and of around 50 conferences with over 10000 participants per year, and offers more than 20 training courses on different topics. Coordination and support of DECHEMA’s activities is carried out by about 190 employees.
The group Research and Project Coordination of DECHEMA is very experienced incoordinating and managing European projects and has been coordinator of several large scale EU projects. In addition to a coordination and management role, the group has particular expertise in dissemination, knowledge management and training, including the organisation of conferences, workshops and exhibitions. DECHEMA hosts more than 50 websites including project websites and secure collaborative workspaces for information exchange and knowledge management of project consortia.
Major role in CarbonNext
The main role of DECHEMA is the coordination and management (WP6) of the project as well as equitable partner for the scientific work process. Furthermore, DECHEMA is leader of WP 1 Mapping Sources and WP 2 Value Chains.