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Sep
6
Sun
2015
all-day Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Fara... @ University of Sheffield, The Edge
Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Fara... @ University of Sheffield, The Edge
Sep 6 – Sep 9 all-day
Introduction Carbon dioxide utilisation processes convert CO2 into commercially viable products such as chemicals, polymers, building materials and fuels. Carbon dioxide utilisation is an emerging technology which can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas[...]
Sep
28
Mon
2015
all-day Next steps for Carbon Dioxide Ut... @ Haus der Technik (HDT), Essen, Germany
Next steps for Carbon Dioxide Ut... @ Haus der Technik (HDT), Essen, Germany
Sep 28 all-day
A one day conference organised by the SCOT project to discuss the role of CO2 utilisation in European industrial renaissance.  The meeting will engage academics, politicians and industry to discuss the vision and business opportunities[...]
Sep
29
Tue
2015
all-day 4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide... @ Haus der Technik (HDT), Essen, Germany
4th Conference on Carbon Dioxide... @ Haus der Technik (HDT), Essen, Germany
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
In the last years the explosion of interest in CO2 has led to a new awareness at industrial, societal, and scientific levels with the result that CO2 is not any longer a mere waste product,[...]
Apr
19
Tue
2016
all-day Carbon Dioxide Catalysis @ Grande Real Santa Eulália Hotel Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.
Carbon Dioxide Catalysis @ Grande Real Santa Eulália Hotel Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
This conference will showcase the latest advances realized in the catalytic conversion of CO2, a cheap carbon feed stock that provides alternative and new opportunities for its conversion into value-added matter including polymers, fine-chemicals and[...]
Sep
11
Sun
2016
all-day ICCDU 2016 @ The University of Sheffield
ICCDU 2016 @ The University of Sheffield
Sep 11 – Sep 15 all-day
The 14th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization will be held at the University of Sheffield, UK from the 11th -15th September 2016. The ICCDU XIV will be run in association with the CO2Forum. Abstract[...]

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Welcome to CO2Chem

CO2Chem brings together academics, industrialists and policy makers over a wide range of disciplines to consider the utilisation of carbon dioxide as a single carbon chemical feedstock for the production of value added products.

Network activities are geared towards the founding of strong cross-disciplinary research clusters that will lead research in this increasingly important area.

Our primary objective is to develop science and engineering strategies to tackle CO2 capture and re-use over a 20-40 year time frame and to identify funding streams to address their implementation. We aim to ease our reliance as a society on petrochemical based feedstocks for the production of commodity chemicals, taking a more environmentally sound approach to chemicals production.

utilization cycleThe CO2Chem Network was formed as a result of the EPSRC Grand Challenges and has created a research community that considers new approaches to chemical synthesis, from laboratory to production, using carbon dioxide as the chemical feedstock. Carbon dioxide utilisation (CDU) is a quickly growing, wide field of research with a diverse array of possible products. Therefore, the CO2Chem network aims to be an all-encompassing, non-prescriptive network covering the entire breadth of the CDU landscape.

CO2Chem is continuously growing and currently has over 800 global members from 294 different organisations. Membership is divided beween industry, academia, research institutions and government. With over 38% of our members working in industry.

If you would like to become part of the network please visit the Contacts page.

If you would like to know more about CDU, read our report on Carbon Capture and Utilisation in the green economy

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