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CO2Chem Status Conference 2018

The second CO2Chem Status Conference will be held on Thursday 20th September at Loughborough University. The conference will showcase research from across the CO2Chem network and highlight results from CO2Chem Seedcorn grants. CO2Chem members and especially past or present Seedcorn grant recipients will be invited to submit an abstract on t [...]

CO2Chem Summer School – July 20...

The inaugural CO2Chem Summer School delivers a four day masters level introduction to carbon dioxide utilisation. It will be held at Sheffield University from the 9th to 13th July 2018. The programme covers core chemistry and chemical engineering plus life-cycle and techno-economic analysis, industrial symbiosis, circular economy, national/in [...]

CDU Opportunities at Sheffield Univer...

Sheffield University is recruiting for lecturers and senior lecturers to work within the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department. Sheffield is home to the UK Centre for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation. And hosts the management hub for CO2Chem Network. Further details here.  The application deadline is the 30th April.      

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 (network@co2chem.com) 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 [...]