chemistry and energy

Who we are - what we do

The GDCh Division of Chemistry & Energy was founded in March 2009 as a Working Group and on January 1st, 2016 it was transferred to a regular Division of the GDCh. The Division is an association of approx. 400 individuals who are interested in the subject of "chemistry and energy" and are committed to promoting it. The Division works on scientific and technical questions that chemistry can answer on the subject of "energy supply of the future", with the following objectives:


  • The Division serves as a data and information hub on the subject of chemistry and energy.
  • It makes energy-relevant activities in the GDCh visible.
  • It organizes the exchange with comparable technical and scientific working groups.
  • She seeks and maintains discussions with other partners who deal with the topic of energy from different perspectives
  • It supports the GDCh public relations work in presenting what chemistry will be able to achieve in the energy sector in the foreseeable future (for example also in the organization of public workshops).

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Technical information

Siyamend Al Barazi et al. (German Raw Materials Agency; DERA): "Availability of Battery Raw Materials" (Presentation; GDCh Science Forum 2019)

Philipp Adelhelm: "The Energy Challenge, Batteries, and Why Simple Math Matters"
English ( Angew. Chem. Int Ed. 2018, 57, 6710)
German ( Angew. Chem. 2018, 130, 6822)

White Paper of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS): "Solar Driven Chemistry"

Related Links

General meetings


EuChemS Division of Chemistry & Energy

Coordination group for chemical energy research


GDCh Office
dr Carina S. Kniep
Phone: +49 69 7917-499

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