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Upcoming Events

all-day CO2 Forum @ CPE Lyon
CO2 Forum @ CPE Lyon
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all-day
Large Volume CO2 Utilization: Enabling Technologies for Energy and Resource Efficiency 3rd Edition How can we transform large volumes of CO2 into materials and fuels needed for quality of life and sustainable development? How does[...]
2:00 pm CO2 Utilization: What are the bo... @ CPE Lyon
CO2 Utilization: What are the bo... @ CPE Lyon
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This workshop is a free annex of the CO2Forum and is hosted by SCOT, (Smart CO2 Transformation) a FP7 ROK project to develop a Strategic European Research Agenda aimed at improving the technical and economic[...]
10:15 am Next Steps in CCS – a joint CO2C... @ University of Sheffield
Next Steps in CCS – a joint CO2C... @ University of Sheffield
Oct 17 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm
On 7th August DECC published a Policy Scoping Document “Next Steps in CCS”. The document summarises the Government’s policy on CCS, and seeks views and evidence on a possible Phase 2 of CCS deployment. It[...]
all-day 3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide... @ Haus der Technik,
3rd Conference on Carbon Dioxide... @ Haus der Technik,
Dec 2 – Dec 3 all-day
In the last years scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians are starting to consider CO2 not any more a mere waste product, rather than as a raw material to be turned into useful feedstock for chemistry, polymers[...]
all-day ICCDU 2015 : Singapore
ICCDU 2015 : Singapore
Jul 5 – Jul 9 all-day
The International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU), which began in 1991 in Nagoya, Japan, has since been held in countries throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. The biennial conference provides a multi-disciplinary forum on[...]
all-day Solid Oxide Electrolysis: Fuels ... @ University of York
Solid Oxide Electrolysis: Fuels ... @ University of York
Jul 13 – Jul 15 all-day
Introduction There is great interest in converting electricity overcapacity, e.g. from renewables, to fuels such as hydrogen and synthetic gasoline or for the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia. Solid Oxide Electrolysis offers a high efficiency[...]
all-day Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Fara... @ University of Sheffield, The Edge
Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Fara... @ University of Sheffield, The Edge
Sep 7 – 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[...]

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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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