Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network

Events Calendar

Events and meetings organised by or partnering with CO2Chem on carbon dioxide utilisation.

Gordon Research Conference – Carbon Capture and Storage @ Colby-Sawyer College
Jun 11 – Jun 16 all-day

The 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage is the second meeting in this series following the successful inaugural meeting in 2015. This GRC-CCUS will present cutting-edge research in the fields of carbon capture, utilization and storage including CO2 conversion to chemicals and fuels using renewable energy sources. Specific topics will include novel materials for carbon capture, innovative CO2 storage technologies, process intensification and integration, scales, and energy policy.

Both fundamental and implementation challenges of CCUS will be discussed in highly interdisciplinary setting and the Conference will bring together a collection of investigators who are at the forefront of their areas, and will provide opportunities for junior scientists and graduate students to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. The collegial atmosphere of this Conference, with programmed discussion sessions as well as opportunities for informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, provides an avenue for the much needed interactions between scientists from different disciplines in CCUS to brainstorm and promotes cross-disciplinary collaborations in the various research areas represented.

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 14, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

ICCDU 2017 @ Shanghai Advanced Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Jul 17 – Jul 21 all-day

The 15th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XV) will be held in Shanghai, China at the 17th-21st, July 2017. Shanghai Advanced Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences (SARI-CAS) and ShanghaiTech University (ShanghaiTech) will co-host the event, the local organization committee will work together with the conference International Scientific Committee (ISC) to make the conference a great opportunity and platform for all the colleagues to exchange ideas, communicate thoughts, and establish collaborations.

According to the recent trend in carbon dioxide reduction technologies and related topics, ICCDU XV will include 5 topics: CO2 as a green feedstock via reduction (CO2 reduction to fuel and chemicals/materials by thermal, photo/electro-chemical and biological routes), CO2 as a building block via functionalization (CO2 to Chemicals, materials and polymers by homo-/hetero-geneous catalysis or biotech), CO2 Capture and mineralization (CO2 separation by absorption, adsorption, membrane and its sequestration by storage or mineralization), CO2 as a working agent (Using CO2 in liquid/supercritical state, CO2 as a working fluids), Carbon budget, policy and strategies (Carbon budget, trading, life cycle assessment and policy/strategies related aspects).

3rd EuCheMS Congress on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (EuGSC) @ University of York
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day

This is the 3rd of a series of EuCheMS-sponsored congresses on Green and Sustainable Chemistry that started four years ago in Budapest, Hungary and continued in Lisbon in 2015. The second edition gathered 212 participants from 23 countries world wide.
We have secured a strong line up of plenary speakers for the conference: Paul Anastas, James Clark, Ben Feringa, Nicholas Gathergood, Babette Pettersen and Michael Gratzel. There are opportunities for delegates to make oral contributions (including keynote lectures) and present posters. Registration and abstract submission are now open and I would encourage early registration as delegate numbers are strictly limited to 220 due to the capacity of the lecture theatres available. Registration and abstract submission should be made via the conference website:

The deadline for abstract submissions is this Friday (20th January), however, if this short notice associated with this notification causes you a problem, email ( with your intent to submit an abstract and this can be extended.

The conference will cover all aspects of green and sustainable chemistry including (but not limited too):

  • green solvents
  • waste and/or biomass as chemical feedstocks
  • CO2 as a chemical feedstock
  • elemental sustainability
  • green chemistry metrics
  • life cycle and techno-economic benchmarking of green processes
  • energy efficient processing