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Carbon Capture Research – Joint UKCCSC and CO2Chem Meeting

A joint meeting of the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Community and the CO2Chem Network to hear about current UK research in the area of carbon capture.

 

The day will include presentations from members of both networks on their current research  and information on future funding opportunities

 

There is an optional networking dinner at 7pm – Cost – free for academics, £30 for industry

Renewable oil: Ancient bacteria could fuel modern life

Microbes with tweaked DNA can convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into oil, but will it ever power our cars?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028136.200-renewable-oil-ancient-bacteria-could-fuel-modern-life.html

Carbon Capture Research Event 14.07.11

CO2Chem and the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Community are holding a free joint event on Carbon Capture Research on Thursday 14th July 2011 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham. Bookings are now open at http://carboncapture.eventbrite.com/. Please note the date change from the previous call for abstracts.

Our aim is to share recent research findings and future plans, facilitate networking amongst the academic community and industry and to help identify potential areas for future funding calls.

We are still accepting abstracts (300 word max.) from the academic community  for presentation as talks (15-20 min) on recent research in the area of carbon capture. Whilst industry stakeholders are welcome to attend the workshop, we are only accepting abstracts from the academic community. A number of abstracts will be selected based upon quality and general interest to the audience whilst balancing the topics. If your abstract is not selected you will be invited to give a 2 minute flash presentation on your work. Please send abstracts to me, by 30th May.

Student Placements at Alstom, Switzerland

Flue Gas Treatment & Other Power Industry Environmental Issues
Student placements working as a member of a multi-disciplinary R&DD team in the area of chemical processes especially in the field of flue gas treatment and other environmental issues related to power sector, such as CO2 Capture and Utilisation (i.e. conversion to chemicals, fuels, and stable carbonated solids) See the advert Alstom Advert

 

CC Research Network Event – Call for Abstracts

The CO2Chem network and UK Carbon Capture and Storage Community (UKCCSC) will be jointly hosting a workshop on Carbon Capture Research. The event will be held at the University of Nottingham on 6 July 2011. Our aim is to share recent research findings and future plans, facilitate networking amongst the academic community and industry and to help identify potential areas for future funding calls.

We are asking members of the academic community to submit abstracts (300 word max.) for presentation as talks (15-20 min) or posters on recent research in the area of carbon capture. Whilst industry stakeholders are welcome to attend the workshop, we are only accepting abstracts from the academic community. Due to numbers we may have to limit the number of abstracts accepted based upon quality and general interest to the audience whilst balancing the topics. If your abstract is not selected you will be invited to give a 2 minute flash presentation on your work.

Abstracts should be submitted to both networks at Katy Armstrong  at katy.armstrong@sheffield.ac.uk and Robin Cathcart at ukccsc@ed.ac.uk by 30 April.  We will let you know if your abstract has been accepted for presentation by 15 May.

Creating Jet Fuel from the CO2 in the air

One of the CO2Chem network members, Air Fuel Synthesis has just sent us this news:

Air Fuel Developments Limited (trading as Air Fuel Synthesis) is working with the Centre for Process Innovation in Teesside to demonstrate the production of liquid hydrocarbon fuels from CO2. The carbon dioxide will be drawn from the air using a novel air capture system. It will be reacted with hydrogen produced by electrolysis of water to produce liquid hydrocarbon products in a single reactor step using a novel catalyst.

ASF have secured  funding for small scale pilot plant to be built this year, to be able to make 5 litres per day of liquid fuel. The fuel will be a mixture of alcohols which we shall convert into Jet A1.

http://www.airfuelsynthesis.com/

German investment in CO2 utilisation

After the CO2 to Bulk Chemicals meeting there was a realisation of how much investment has been made in Germany. Below are two interesting documents from Germany outlining the interest in CO2 utilisation and it’s potential.

http://tinyurl.com/DechemaPositionPaper

http://tinyurl.com/CO2Util

Ionic Liquids and carbon capture

Those at the CO2Chem network launch event will have heard Peter Styring of the University of Sheffield talking about ionic liquids and their use in carbon capture. Peter has just had a paper published on his work which can be found in Energy and Enviromental Science

High CO2 solubility in ionic liquids and a tetraalkylammonium-based poly(ionic liquid)

Somsak Supasitmongkol and Peter Styring
Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, Advance Article;
DOI: 10.1039/C0EE00293C