20 June 2023
Each year, the European Innovator Award celebrates the achievements of an individual whose long-term contributions help advance society and improve our understanding of the world around us. For his remarkable career spanning three decades, Avelino Corma Canos has been named a 2023 Lifetime Achievement Laureate.
The EPO will pay tribute to him at a ceremony streamed from Valencia on 4 July at 12.00 CEST. To watch the live broadcast, register via the links below.
The Spanish professor is a key figure in the field of synthetic catalysts. One of his early breakthroughs came in 1989 when he developed a synthetic zeolite that produced fuel with better mileage, lower carbon emissions in hot climates, and better compressive strength in an engine. Since then, his synthetic catalysts have immeasurably benefited industry and society, whether his work has been applied to bioenergy production or the removal of NOx to combat air pollution.
In addition to being named inventor or co-inventor in 200 European patent applications, he co-founded the Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ, UPV-CSIC) de València to conduct chemical research in energy, sustainability, health and water. For more information on his life, career and outstanding work with zeolites, you can read the online feature via the links below.