Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network

Upcoming Events

11:00 am Comprehensive and Coordinated ap... @ University College London
Comprehensive and Coordinated ap... @ University College London
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
For one day only, 4CU, a £4.7m EPSRC-funded Programme Grant, opens its doors to the CDU Community by offering a series of presentations on its latest achievements. We are aiming towards a future where CO2[...]
all-day Carbon Dioxide Catalysis @ Grande Real Santa Eulália Hotel Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.
Carbon Dioxide Catalysis @ Grande Real Santa Eulália Hotel Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal.
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
This conference will showcase the latest advances realized in the catalytic conversion of CO2, a cheap carbon feed stock that provides alternative and new opportunities for its conversion into value-added matter including polymers, fine-chemicals and[...]
all-day ICCDU 2016 @ The University of Sheffield
ICCDU 2016 @ The University of Sheffield
Sep 11 – Sep 15 all-day
The 14th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization will be held at the University of Sheffield, UK from the 11th -15th September 2016. The ICCDU XIV will be run in association with the CO2Forum. Abstract[...]

CO2Chemistry <=> CO2ChemEng, April 2012

Tuesday 3rd April – Wednesday 4th April 2012
University of Sheffield, UK

The network gathered for in Sheffield to bring together the latest CO2 utilisation research from across the UK and world.

The second CO2Chem conference was held in Sheffield in April 2012. CO2Chemistry <=> CO2ChemEng, gathered 70 network members from across the world to discuss the latest developments in carbon dioxide utilisation.

Held in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield, the event was a mixture of plenary sessions and discussions with of course plenty of time for networking.

The event was opened by Peter Styring and Mike North the network chairs, who gave an overview of current CCU processes & catalysis and developments in the CO2Chem network. After lunch a networking session took place to allow delegates meet new faces. We then gathered for short flash presentations from members of the network on their current research and a keynote presentation by Phillip Jessop of Queens University, Canada on ‘CO2 as a Trigger for Switchable Materials’. Dr Jessop’s presentation highlighted his innovative research in using CO2 to switch properties of a solvent on and off and included examples of the uses of CO2 as a switch in oil spill recovery.


During the second day of the event, keynotes were given by Mogens Mogensen, Technical University of Denmark on ‘Electrolysis and recycling of CO2 into CO2-neutral fuels’ and by Martina Peters, Bayer, Germany and Niklas Von Assen, RWTH Aachen on the ‘CO2 Utilisation Puzzle’ discussing the need for lifecycle analysis to be undertaken on CCU processes. The delegates then split into clusters looking at different areas of CCU research and discussed the major challenges in each area. The event then concluded with the keynote speakers sharing their visions for what could be possible in CCU in 2050.

If you are a member of the network you can access the presentations given at the conference here