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New funding for CCUS – ACT 2nd ...

The second ACT Call was published on 4 June 2018. ACT is an international initiative to establish CO2 capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) as a tool to combat global warming. The call is a great opportunity for anyone who has a unique idea for developing CCUS technology. ACT means Accelerating CCUS Technologies, and the ambition of the 1 [...]

ICCDU 2018 Abstracts are now open

The 16th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XVI) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 27th to 30th August 2018. The ICCDU XVI will be organized under the seal of the Brazilian Catalysis Society (SBCat) The main focus of the conference is “Sustainability through CO2 Utilization” and will encom [...]

Good news from CO2Chem

The first bit of good news is that CO2Chem has been refunded by EPSRC for a further 2 years, until 31 August 2019. We will be appointing a new Network Manager but be rest assured Katy will still play an active role in the network.  A job spec will be issued soon for a post at Grade 7.1 with a 0.4 FTE workload (2 days).  More details of the CO [...]

Carbon8 Systems secures Queen’s Award

Carbon8 Systems, the Kent-based world leader in the permanent capture of carbon dioxide using industrial waste and contaminated soils, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2017. The company, formed in 2006 and a spin-out from the University of Greenwich, has successfully put its patented Accelerated Carbonisation Technolo [...]

Re-using carbon dioxide could provide...

A new report published by the University of Sheffield outlines how the re-use of carbon dioxide (CO2) could help Scotland shift to a more sustainable and circular economy. The report titled ‘Actions required to develop a roadmap towards a Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Strategy for Scotland (2016)’, was commissioned by Scottish Enterprise to prov [...]

CO2Chem Seedcorn Grants 2016

Apply now for CO2Chem Seedcorn Funding if you are based in the UK CO2Chem Seedcorn grants give funding for pump-priming investigations which will lead to a grant proposal and ideally a research paper. All applications should demonstrate a clear pathway for this to be achieved. Grants must be led by a UK University but collaboration with indus [...]

Former BP Executive Joins Global Effo...

Former BP Executive Joins Global Effort to Capture and Utilize Carbon Dr. Issam Dairanieh to Lead Innovative Effort to Convert CO2 into Commercial Products SAN FRANCISCO – Dr. Issam Dairanieh, the former head of the corporate venture capital team at BP, will lead an ambitious new initiative focused on converting carbon emissions into [...]

ICCDU 2016 Abstract Submission is ope...

Abstract Submissions Open Now 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 is the premier scientific conference on CO2 utilisation research and  provides a multi-disciplinary forum on recent innovations in fundamental and appli [...]

Response to the UK £1bn CCS competit...

The UK Government has announced it is axing its GBP1 billion competition to develop “carbon capture and storage” technology on power stations. In an announcement to the London Stock Exchange on 25th Nov 2015, the Government said the GBP1 billion funding for the scheme – which aims to develop technology which can capture the [...]

ICCDU 2016 will be hosted by CO2Chem

We’re are really pleased to announce that CO2Chem in partnership with the University of Sheffield and the Co2Forum will be hosting the 14th  International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilisation, (ICCDU). The conference will be held from the 11th-15th September 2016 in Sheffield within the University of Sheffield’s new Engineering building, [...]