The Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network


New Carbon Dioxide Utilisation textbook written by CO2Chem members

We are very pleased to announce that Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Closing the Carbon Cycle has been published by Elsevier. This book is a comprehensive journey through carbon dioxide utilization technologies, applications, and perspectives. The authors are all members of the CO2Chem network and the book has been edited by Peter Styring, Alessandra Quadrelli and Katy Armstrong.

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation: Closing the Carbon Cycle explores areas of application such as conversion to fuels, mineralization, conversion to polymers, and artificial photosynthesis as well as assesses the potential industrial suitability of the various processes. After an introduction to the thermodynamics, basic reactions, and physical chemistry of carbon dioxide, the book proceeds to examine current commercial and industrial processes, and the potential for carbon dioxide as a green and sustainable resource.

While carbon dioxide is generally portrayed as a “bad” gas, a waste product, and a major contributor to global warming, a new branch of science is developing to convert this “bad” gas into useful products. This book explores the science behind converting CO2 into fuels for our cars and planes, and for use in plastics and foams for our homes and cars, pharmaceuticals, building materials, and many more useful products.

Carbon dioxide utilization is a rapidly expanding area of research that holds a potential key to sustainable, petrochemical-free chemical production and energy integration.