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Welcome to CO2Chem

CO2Chem brings together researchers, industrialists and policymakers from across disciplines to further the utilisation of carbon dioxide as a feedstock for the manufacture of chemicals, minerals and fuels.

Our technical aims are science and engineering strategies to tackle CO2 capture and re-use over a 20-40 year time frame and for funding models which enable their implementation. Realisation of these aims will help society  to ease reliance on petrochemical feedstocks for the production of commodity chemicals and to take a more environmentally sound approach to chemicals production.

CO2Chem formed as a result of the EPSRC Grand Challenges initiative and has matured into an international interdisciplinary network supporting CDU professionals across academia, industry and government. Our global activities span leadership, connectivity, knowledge and learning. We also run dedicated initiatives targeted more specifically to UK Research and Researchers.

 

The CDU Cycle: Carbon dioxide is captured from the atmosphere or from industrial exhaust.  It is utilised with other materials in manufacture, potentially driven by renewable energy. This delivers valuable products, while reducing or avoiding associated  emissions to the atmosphere

 

 

Upcoming Events

May
8
Wed
2019
all-day CO2 Reuse Summit 2019 @ Berlin
CO2 Reuse Summit 2019 @ Berlin
May 8 – May 9 all-day
CO2 Reuse Summit 2019 @ Berlin
The CO2 Reuse Summit, taking place on  8-9 May 2019 in Berlin, will bring together major stakeholders from the industry to highlight latest developments related to carbon utilization. The programme will address challenges and opportunities when it[...]
Jun
18
Tue
2019
all-day Catalysis: from understanding to...
Catalysis: from understanding to...
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day
The 1st Summer School “Catalysis: from understanding to applications” integrating heterogeneous, homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis, will be held in Albi (South West France). The School presents modern approaches to understand the mechanism of homogeneous, heterogeneous[...]
Jun
23
Sun
2019
all-day ICCDU 2019 @ Aachen, Germany
ICCDU 2019 @ Aachen, Germany
Jun 23 – Jun 27 all-day
The 17th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XVII) Join the conference in Aachen, Germany, from 23rd to 27th June 2019 and learn more about carbon dioxide utilization from the perspective of industry, science[...]
Sep
2
Mon
2019
all-day The CO2Chem Events Week @ The Diamond, Sheffield University
The CO2Chem Events Week @ The Diamond, Sheffield University
Sep 2 – Sep 6 all-day
The CO2Chem Events Week takes place from 2nd to 6th September 2019 and comprises: Summer School (Mon-Wed) Workshop (Thu) Network Reception and Annual Dinner (Thu Eve) Status Conference (Fri) All events take place at Sheffield University.[...]
Sep
22
Sun
2019
all-day 4th EuCheMS Conference on Green ... @ Tarragona, Spain
4th EuCheMS Conference on Green ... @ Tarragona, Spain
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day
4th EuCheMS Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry @ Tarragona, Spain
This conference continues the successful meetings held in Budapest (2013), Lisbon (2015) and York (2017) and offers opportunities to discuss the latest developments in green & sustainable chemistry, creation of new partnerships and amplifying existing[...]