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The theme of CHEMCON-2023 is “Energy Transition: Challenges & Opportunities”.

CHEMCON 2023, the 76th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers will be organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers Headquarters, Kolkata from 27th December to 30th December 2023 in association with Heritage Institute of Technology and Department of Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta. CHEMCON 2023 will present a host of events, which includes memorial lectures, plenary lectures, seminars, panel discussions, international symposium, industrial exhibitions etc. Moreover, its annual event which is known as Chemical Engineering Congress (CHEMCON) will also be held during the event. It is expected that the CHEMCON 2023 will have the benefit of active support and participation of many countries as the joint organizers of the congress. CHEMCON 2023 mainly explores the social impact of global climate change, mitigation efforts, and energy transition along with other segments of chemical engineering and allied departments. It is a pleasure and privilege for Patron and Members of NOC and LOC to invite fellow delegates to participate in congress deliberations which will cover broad topics of interest for the participants.

The World is in the midst of an energy transition to reduce its dependence on fossil-based energy sources. From 18th to 20th century, many complex transitions in energy have been observed that include the shift from firewood to coal, from whale oil to kerosene, and the shift to electricity and crude oil. Further, in 21st century, transition to low-carbon energy sources is expected to be the most challenging one ever, requiring decarbonization of various sectors and minimization of greenhouse gas emissions from a variety of industries of the global economy to mitigate climate change. The chemical industries will be no different and are transforming as they regulate to the new era of high-priced petroleum and relentless global warming. Chemical Engineers transform societies and the lives of individuals by interdisciplinary collaborations necessary to advance the societal goals of transitioning to a low-carbon energy system ensuring and developing novel and sustainable materials used in fuels, electronics, medical devices, and other products to address today’s most pressing problems, including climate change and global warming.