The energy transition, the global warming due to CO2 emissions, and the challenge for raw materials supply have been placed at the top of the European political agenda, with digital transition closely pursuing. The development of new materials can take the advantage of the nanoscience and nanotechnology to obtain better materials that consume lower levels of energy and produce lower level of CO2, as well as recyclability is ensured. Also the optimization of the properties through the processing, will allow to contribute to the same objectives reducing the energy consumption in the production. It is a unique moment to be able to design new materials by thinking beyond purely in terms of composition.
The design of new catalysts is equally challenging for accomplishing the goals of the Green Deal. Single-atom catalysts (SACs) have recently emerged as the ultimate solution for overcoming the limitations of traditional catalysts by bridging the gap between homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts.
The targeted topics are shown in below, but they are not limited to these.