Report on the Fourth Mitsui Chemicals International Symposium on Catalysis Science (MICS2009)

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Invited Lecture

Dr. Robert J. Farrauto (BASF Catalysts LLC, U.S.A.)

Automotive Emission Control: Past, Present and Future
Robert J. Farrauto

Dr. Farrauto, a research fellow at BASF Catalysts LLC, has made substantial contributions to the industrialization of automobile emission control catalysts and has also established the world's first commercialization technology for non-precious metal catalysts for diesel engines. He is presently developing fuel-cell catalysts for the next generation of automobiles.

In this lecture, he talked about the history of the development of automobile catalysts from the 1970's to the present in conjunction with the changes in automotive emission control standards. He also introduced current fuel cell technology leading to the possibility of a hydrogen economy.

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