Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network

Worldwide Events

all-day CO2 Reuse Summit @ Zurich
CO2 Reuse Summit @ Zurich
May 16 – May 17 all-day
CO2 Reuse Summit @ Zurich
The CO2 Reuse Summit, taking place on 16-17 May 2018 in Zurich, 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[...]
all-day The 16th International Conferenc... @ Rio de Janeiro
The 16th International Conferenc... @ Rio de Janeiro
Aug 27 – Aug 30 all-day
The 16th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization @ Rio de Janeiro | Brazil
In 2018, the 16th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization travels to Brazil. The overall theme is”Sustainability through CO2 Utilization” and there are six associated topics: Thermal and Catalytic Conversion of CO2 into Fuels and Chemicals; CO2 Conversion by[...]

Posts by Rob Pilling

ECR Travel Grants for CDU Workshop in...

Sustainable Systems for CO2 Utilisation: From Innovation to Practical Implementation Under the researcher links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council will be holding a workshop in Beijing China from 23rd-26th July 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Prof C. Hardacre (School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical S [...]

A call for CO2 users in/near Wiltshir...

CO2Chem has been approached for help in identifying potential customers for CO2 captured from a crop based AD Plant in Wiltshire, UK. The project is designed to produce 500 kg of liquified food grade CO2 an hour and is located outside of Swindon. If this is of potential interest, please let us know ( and we can put you in [...]

Using seawater and crisp packets to c...

Reuters have published a short online video: Using seawater and crisp packets to cut CO2 emissions.   The film describes how researchers at the University of York, collect sea water from the nearby  coastal city of Whitby and filter it through a graphite-lined aluminium reactor to trap carbon dioxide. Electricity captured from solar pan [...]

CO2Chem Seedcorn Grants 2018

CO2Chem Seedcorn grants support CO2 utilisation research and development in the UK. They are intended for pump-priming investigations, leading to further work, funding and publications.  The funding comes directly from CO2Chem. It can be spent on salaries and equipment/resources. For 2018, we have funds available for five grants of up to £10, [...]

ICCDU – Travel Bursaries

ICCDU XVI (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) 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 conference theme is ‘Sustainability through CO2 Utilization’ and encompasses six topics: Thermal and Catalytic Conversion of CO2 into Fuels and Chemicals; [...]

BEIS invites tenders for the first ph...

As part of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy BEIS will be allocating up to £20 million to design and construct carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) demonstration projects. This programme will encourage industrial sites to capture carbon dioxide which could then be used in industrial applications. This would help to enable a pathway for l [...]

C02 Chemistry Jobs at Imperial Colleg...

The Department of Chemistry at Imperial College is planning to make up to 10 new academic appointments from Lecturer to full Professor. The University has indicated that one area of particular interest is the heterogeneous catalysis of sustainable fuels and feedstocks, including for example the development of catalysts for the direct reductio [...]

New Branding

To mark the third phase of CO2Chem’s work and development, the network is set to undergo a re-branding – adopting an attractive new logo and accompanying colour scheme. Now that Rob Pilling is settling into his new role as Network Manager, one of his first tasks is to translate the designs as part of a planned refurbishment of our [...]

CO2Chem Network Manager

CO2Chem has a new Network Manager. Rob Pilling was appointed to the post in September and is working two days per week out of the CDUK office at The University of Sheffield. Rob has a varied background including experience of similar roles and of work spanning organic chemistry, industrial research, fuels technology, environmental policy, tra [...]